Canadian Forest Service Publications

A spatio-temporal simulation of mountain pine beetle impacts on the landscape. 2004. Riel, W.G.; Fall, A.; Shore, T.L.; Safranyik, L. Pages 106-113 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: 25041

Language: English

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Two mountain pine beetle simulation models, which operate at distinct spatial and temporal scales, are used in combination to produce a third model: a spatially explicit landscape-scale simulation of mountain pine beetle outbreak activity. This model (known as SELES-MPB) is a stochastic, process-based simulation capable of projecting mountain pine beetle spread and impacts on the landscape through time and space, and can be used to explore and evaluate management strategies. In addition to landscape projections of mountain pine beetle impacts, SELES-MPB can project stand level impacts (e.g., trees and volumes killed by diameter class, resulting stand structure) increasing its utility as a decision support tool.