Document


Title

Wildfire and bark beetle disturbance in western U.S. forests: is intervention needed for vegetation recovery?
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): Russell D. Briggs
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • bark beetles
  • Canada
  • Dendroctonus ponderosae
  • disease
  • insects
  • mountain pine beetle
  • stand disturbances
  • vegetation recovery
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: March 22, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57517

Description

The incidence and degree of stand disturbance (that is, from fre, insects, and disease) are driving excess tree mortality in the Western United States. Hot and dry conditions associated with drought have stressed forests over a wide geographic area, contributing directly to tree death (van Mantgem and others 2009).

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Citation:
Briggs, Russell D. 2018. Wildfire and bark beetle disturbance in western U.S. forests: is intervention needed for vegetation recovery? Fire Management Today 76(3):13-24.