Canadian Forest Service Publications

Spruce Beetle – A Synthesis of Biology, Ecology, and Management in Canada. 2021. Bleiker, K., Brooks, J. Natural Resources Canada., Canadian Forest Service. 126 p.

Year: 2021

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 40527

Language: English

Availability: PDF (download)

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This book presents a synthesis of published information on the biology, ecology, and management of spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Kirby) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Canada. It is intended as a reference for forest practitioners, researchers, and students. The volume is divided into two sections: history, biology, and ecology; and management and decision support systems. There are six chapters, which cover the following areas: taxonomy and outbreak history, biology and population dynamics, host finding and communication, ecological interactions, management, and decision support systems.