Canadian Forest Service Publications

Working paper: Monitoring tree-level insect population dynamics with multi-scale and multi-source remote sensing. 2008. Wulder, M.A.; Ortlepp, S.M.; White, J.C.; Coops, N.C.; Coggins, S.B. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2008-20. 32 p.

Year: 2008

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 29076

Language: English

Series: Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper (PFC - Victoria)

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Long-term monitoring of the rate of change of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) populations requires detailed tree-level information over large areas. This information is used to assess the status of an infestation (e.g., increasing, stable, or decreasing), and to select and evaluate mitigation approaches. In this research project, we develop and demonstrate a prototype monitoring system, which enables the extrapolation of tree-level estimates of beetle damage from field data to a larger study area using a double sampling approach, and multi-scale, multi-source, high spatial resolution remotely sensed data.