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- 4Erbilgin, Nadir
- 3Lusebrink, Inka
- 2Evenden, Maya L.
- 1Blanchet, F. Guillaume
- 1Cooke, Janice E. K.
- 1Evenden, Maya
- 2Mountain pine beetle
- 2Pinus banksiana
- 1Beetle condition
- 1Boreal forests
- 1Dedroctonus ponderosae
Chemical similarity between historical and novel host plants promotes range and host expansion of the mountain pine beetle in a naïve host ecosystemDownload
Host plant secondary chemistry can have cascading impacts on host and range expansion of herbivorous insect populations. We investigated the role of host secondary compounds on pheromone production by themountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) (MPB) and beetle attraction in response to a...
Effect of water stress and plant defense stimulation on monoterpene emission from a historical and a new pine host of the mountain pine beetleDownload
The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae, MPB) has killed millions of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) trees in Western Canada and recent range expansion has resulted in attack of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) in Alberta. Establishment of MPB in the Boreal forest will require use of jack...
The Effect of Water Limitation on Volatile Emission, Tree Defense Response, and Brood Success of Dendroctonus ponderosae in Two Pine Hosts, Lodgepole, and Jack PineDownload
The mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae) has recently expanded its range from lodgepole pine forest into the lodgepole × jack pine hybrid zone in central Alberta, within which it has attacked pure jack pine. This study tested the effects of water limitation on tree defense response...
The lodgepole x jack pine hybrid zone in Alberta, Canada: A stepping stone for the mountain pine beetle on its journey east across the Boreal forest?Download
Historical data show that outbreaks of the tree killing mountain pine beetle are often preceded by periods of drought. Global climate change impacts drought frequency and severity and is implicated in the range expansion of the mountain pine beetle into formerly unsuitable habitats. Its expanded...