The program carries out focused research on infestations of mountain pine beetle in Alberta.
Program & Project Involvement
Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Attack on hydrology and post-attack vegetation and hydrology recovery in lodgepole pine forests in Alberta
This project will describe how mountain pine beetle attack drives changes in hydrology and vegetation.
Impacts of mountain pine beetle on hydrology and vegetative redevelopment in lodgepole pine forests of west-central Alberta: Phase II - Ecological responses in the grey attack stage
This project will examine hydrological and vegetation responses in the grey attack stage.
Development of monitoring tools to detect mountain pine beetle at low densities on the eastern and northern edge of beetle expansion into Saskatchewan and NWT
Better detection will make control strategies more effective.
Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB
While detection and control efforts are key to mitigating MPB, it's also important to improve how land managers respond after an attack.
Mountain pine beetle population dynamics in new habitats and climates: The potential for eastern and northern spread in Canada
Warmer weather is driving MPB range expansion, but how well will the beetle take hold in novel habitats?