Canadian Forest Service Publications

Mountain pine beetle epidemiology in lodgepole pine. 2004. Safranyik, L. Pages 33-40 in T.L. Shore, J.E. Brooks, and J.E. Stone, editors. Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium: Challenges and Solutions, October 30-31, 2003, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Information Report BC-X-399. 298 p.

Year: 2004

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 25031

Language: English

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The following brief synthesis of mountain pine beetle epidemiology is based on host-beetle interaction. In the first part I briefly describe the relationship between the dynamics of lodgepole pine and mountain pine beetle. The second part describes the phases in the infestation cycle and their main characteristics. This synthesis is based on published information on infestation behaviour in western Canada, augmented by personal experience relating to the subject area.