Bark Beetles Book

Bark Beetles


  • Author : Fernando E. Vega
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124171732

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Bark Beetles Excerpt :

Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species provides a thorough discussion of these economically important pests of coniferous and broadleaf trees and their importance in agriculture. It is the first book in the market solely dedicated to this important group of insects, and contains 15 chapters on natural history and ecology, morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics, evolution and diversity, population dynamics, resistance, symbiotic associations, natural enemies, climate change, management strategies, economics, and politics, with some chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, including Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus. This text is ideal for entomology and forestry courses, and is aimed at scientists, faculty members, forest managers, practitioners of biological control of insect pests, mycologists interested in bark beetle-fungal associations, and students in the disciplines of entomology, ecology, and forestry. Provides the only synthesis of the literature on bark beetles Features chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, such as Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus Includes copious color illustrations and photographs that further enhance the content

Bark Beetle Management  Ecology  and Climate Change Book

Bark Beetle Management Ecology and Climate Change


  • Author : Kamal Gandhi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128224403

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Bark Beetle Management Ecology and Climate Change Excerpt :

Bark Beetle Management, Ecology, and Climate Change provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the complex effects of global warming upon the economically and ecologically important bark beetle species and their host trees. This authoritative reference synthesizes information on how forest disturbances and environmental changes due to current and future climate changes alter the ecology and management of bark beetles in forested landscapes. Written by international experts on bark beetle ecology, this book covers topics ranging from changes in bark beetle distributions and addition of novel hosts due to climate change, interactions of insects with altered host physiology and disturbance regimes, ecosystem-level impacts of bark beetle outbreaks due to climate change, multi-trophic changes mediated via climate change, and management of bark beetles in altered forests and climate conditions. Bark Beetle Management, Ecology, and Climate Change is an important resource for entomologists, as well as forest health specialists, policy makers, and conservationists who are interested in multi-faceted impacts of climate change on forest insects at the organismal, population, and community-levels. The only book that addresses the impacts of global warming on bark beetles with feedback loops to forest patterns and processes Discusses altered disturbance regimes due to climate change with implications for bark beetles and associated organisms Led by a team of editors whose expertise includes entomology, pathology, ecology, forestry, modeling, and tree physiology

Foresters  Borders  and Bark Beetles Book

Foresters Borders and Bark Beetles


  • Author : Eunice Blavascunas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253049599

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Foresters Borders and Bark Beetles Excerpt :

"In Europe's last primeval forest, at Poland's easternmost border with Belarus, the deep past of ancient oaks, woodland bison, and thousands of species of insects and fungi collides with authoritarian and communist histories. Foresters, biologists, environmentalists, and locals project the ancient Bia±owieçza Forest as a series of competing icons in struggles over memory, land, and economy, which are also struggles about whether to log or preserve the woodland; whether and how to celebrate the mixed ethnic Polish/Belarusian peasant past; and whether to align this eastern outpost with ultraright Polish political parties, neighboring Belarus, or the European Union. Eunice Blavascunas provides an intimate ethnographic account, gathered in more than 20 years of research, to untangle complex forest conflicts between protection and use. She looks at which pasts are celebrated, which fester, and which are altered in the tumultuous decades following the collapse of communism. Foresters, Borders, and Bark Beetles is a timely and fascinating work of cultural analysis and storytelling that textures its ethnographic reading of people with the agency of the forest itself and its bark beetle outbreaks, which threaten to alter the very composition of the forest in the age of the Anthropocene"--

Canadian Bark beetles Book

Canadian Bark beetles


  • Author : James Malcolm Swaine
  • Publisher : Ottawa, King's Printer
  • Release Date : 1918
  • Genre: Bark beetles
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015073146733

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Pine Bark Beetles Book

Pine Bark Beetles


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128027448

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Pine Bark Beetles Excerpt :

Pine Bark Beetles, the latest release in the Advances in Insect Physiology series, provides readers with the latest interdisciplinary reviews on the topic. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists, neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists, and insect chemists. Contains important, comprehensive, and in-depth reviews on insect physiology Provides an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists, and insect biochemists First published in 1963, this serial is ranked second in the highly competitive ISI category of entomology

The Insatiable Bark Beetle Book

The Insatiable Bark Beetle


  • Author : Reese Halter
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926855660

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The Insatiable Bark Beetle Excerpt :

In our ever-warming world, trillions of indigenous bark beetles are killing billions of mature conifers throughout the forests of western North America and around the world, as they embark on their largest and most destructive feeding frenzy in modern times. In areas where cold temperatures traditionally prevented these insects from thriving, our once-healthy but now water-starved trees are becoming more and more vulnerable to the voracious appetites of these destructive pests. With aspects of both our environment and the economy at stake, Dr. Reese Halter's second RMB Manifesto provides information on the various types of beetles negatively impacting trees, descriptions of the ecosystems they currently inhabit, and an accessible look at the future humanity may face if we do not find ways to control greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which are contributing factors to the ongoing spread of bark beetles.

The Beetles of North America Book
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The Beetles of North America


  • Author : Richard E. White
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1998-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 0395910897

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The Beetles of North America Excerpt :

Over 600 drawings and 65 color paintings portray representative species of the 111 families of North American beetles. Includes information on collecting and preserving beetles.

Insect Fungal Associations Book

Insect Fungal Associations


  • Author : Fernando E. Vega
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-02-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0198037279

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Insect Fungal Associations Excerpt :

Insects and fungi have a shared history of association in common habitats where together they endure similar environmental conditions, but only recently have mycologists and entomologists recognized and had the techniques to study the intricacies of some of the associations. This new volume covers "seven wonders of the insect-fungus world" for which exciting new results have become available, often due to the use of new methods that include phylogenetic analysis and development of molecular markers. Eleven chapters of the volume are presented in two sections, "Fungi that act against insects" and "Fungi mutualistic with insects" that cover a number of major themes. Examples of necrotrophic parasites of insects are discussed, not only for biological control potential, but also as organisms with population structure and complex multipartite interactions; a beneficial role for symptomless endophytes in broad-leafed plants is proposed; biotrophic fungal parasites with reduced morphologies are placed among relatives using phylogenetic methods; complex methods of fungal spore dispersal include interactions with one or more arthropods; the farming behavior of New World attine ants is compared with that of humans and the Old World fungus-growing termites; certain mycophagous insects use fungi as a sole nutritional resource; and other insects obtain nutritional supplements from yeasts. Insects involved in fungal associations include--but are not limited to--members of the Coleoptera, Diptera, Homoptera, Hymenoptera, and Isoptera. The fungi involved in interactions with insects may be clustered taxonomically, as is the case for Ascomycetes in the Hypocreales (e.g., Beauveria, Metarhizium, Fusarium), ambrosia fungi in the genera ophiostoma and ceratocystis and their asexual relatives, Laboulbeniomycetes, Saccharomycetes, and the more basal Microsporidia. Other groups, however, have only occasional members (e.g., mushrooms cultivated by attine ants and termites) in such associat

Empire of the Beetle Book
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Empire of the Beetle


  • Author : Andrew Nikiforuk
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-07-22
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553658948

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Empire of the Beetle Excerpt :

Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered one of the world's greatest forest die-offs since the deforestation of Europe by peasants between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The beetle didn't act alone. Misguided science, out-of-control logging, bad public policy, and a hundred years of fire suppression created a volatile geography that released the world's oldest forest manager from all natural constraints. Like most human empires, the beetles exploded wildly and then crashed, leaving in their wake grieving landowners, humbled scientists, hungry animals, and altered watersheds. Although climate change triggered this complex event, human arrogance assuredly set the table. With little warning, an ancient insect pointedly exposed the frailty of seemingly stable manmade landscapes. Drawing on first-hand accounts from entomologists, botanists, foresters, and rural residents, award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, investigates this unprecedented beetle plague, its startling implications, and the lessons it holds.

Field Guide to Beetles of California Book

Field Guide to Beetles of California


  • Author : Arthur V. Evans
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 0520246551

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Field Guide to Beetles of California Excerpt :

"This crisply written guide belongs on the shelf of all who have an interest in the natural history of the Golden State."--Dr. Rosser W. Garrison, coauthor of Dragonfly Genera of the New World