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- 15Keeling, Christopher I.
- 12Bohlmann, Jörg
- 12Mark A. Lewis
- 11Erbilgin, Nadir
- 10Cooke, Janice E. K.
- 10Hamelin, Richard C.
- 15Mountain pine beetle
- 11Dendroctonus ponderosae
- 9Range expansion
- 7Bark beetles
- 7Dendroctonus ponderoae
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- 50Biological Sciences, Department of
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- 12Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Department of/Research Publications (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)
Dean Koch, Subhash Lele, Mark A. Lewis
When working with contemporary spatial ecological datasets, statistical modellers are often confronted by two major challenges: (I) the need for covariance models with the flexibility to accomodate directional patterns of anisotropy; and (II) the computational effort demanded by high-dimensional...
Consequences of distributional asymmetry in a warming environment: Invasion of novel forests by the mountain pine beetleDownload
Burke, Jordan Lewis, Bohlmann, Joerg, Carroll, Allan L.
The range of many Holarctic forest insects does not comprise the entire range of their hosts, as they are often limited to more southern latitudes by the adverse effects of cold temperatures. Global climate warming has led to the increased potential for forest insects to invade novel habitats of...
Consequences of mountain pine beetle outbreak on forest ecosystem services in western CanadaDownload
Dhar, Amalesh, Parrott, Lael, Heckbert, Scott
After affecting millions of hectares of pine forests in western Canada , the mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonous ponderosae Hopkins) is spreading out of its native range and into Canada's boreal forest . Impacts of outbreaks can be environmental, economic, and social, and an ecosystem...
Worldwide, forest pathogens are a major cause of forest disturbances and can impact economic revenues and endanger host species and their ecosystems. Genomics represents one of the most promising avenues to better understand and prevent forest disease epidemics. Pathogen genome characterization...
Coordinated gene expression for pheromone biosynthesis in the pine engraver beetle, Ips pini (Say) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
Keeling, Christopher I., Blomquist, Gary J., Tittiger, Claus
In several pine bark beetle species, phloem feeding induces aggregation pheromone production to coordinate a mass attack on the host tree. Male pine engraver beetles, Ips pini (Say) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), produce the monoterpenoid pheromone component ipsdienol de novo via the mevalonate...
Could the lateral transfer of nutrients by outbreaking insects be a relevant landscape-level biogeochemical process?Download
Parrott, Lael, Landry, Jean-Sébastien
The processes that transfer nutrients laterally over large distances are limited within ter-restrial ecosystems. Here, we present the hypothesis that outbreaking insects can sometimes transport consequential amounts of embodied nutrients over long distances, thereby connecting ecological...
Melodie Kunegel-Lion, Rory L. McIntosh, Mark A. Lewis
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled “Mountain pine beetle outbreak duration and pine mortality depend on direct control effort” . This article provides presence of mountain pine beetle infested trees detected by the Saskatchewan Forest Service on a...
De novo genome sequence assembly of a filamentous fungus using Sanger, 454 and Illumina sequence dataDownload
Docking, Roderick T., Mardis, Elaine, Hamelin, Richard C., Jones, Steven J. M., Marra, Marco A., Seidel, Michael, Chan, Simon K., Breuil, Colette, Liao, Nancy Y., Birol, Inanc, Robertson, Gordon, Holt, Robert A., Platt, Darren, Bohlmann, Jörg, DiGuistini, Scott, Hirst, Martin
Sequencing-by-synthesis technologies can reduce the cost of generating de novo genome assemblies. We report a method for assembling draft genome sequences of eukaryotic organisms that integrates sequence information from different sources, and demonstrate its effectiveness by assembling an...
Disentangling detoxification: Gene expression analysis of feeding mountain pine beetle illuminates molecular-level host chemical defense detoxification mechanismsDownload
Bohlmann, Jörg, Bonnett, Tiffany R., Pitt, Caitlin, Keeling, Christopher I., Yuen, Macaire M. S., Huber, Dezene P. W., Robert, Jeanne A.
The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, is a native species of bark beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) that caused unprecedented damage to the pine forests of British Columbia and other parts of western North America and is currently expanding its range into the boreal forests of...
Draft genome of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, a major forest pestDownload
Chan, Simon K., Henderson, Hannah, Sperling, Felix A. H., Docking, Roderick T., Palmquist, Diana L., Nguyen, Anh, Zhao, Yongjun, Birol, Inanc, Pandoh, Pawan, Li, Maria, Taylor, Greg A., Liao, Nancy Y., Moore, Richard, Bohlmann, Joerg, Janes, Jasmine K., Jackman, Shaun D., Yuen, Macaire M. S., Huber, Dezene P. W., Jones, Steven J. M., Keeling, Christopher I.
Background The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, is the most serious insect pest of western North American pine forests. A recent outbreak destroyed more than 15 million hectares of pine forests, with major environmental effects on forest health, and economic effects on the...