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The impact of tree and stand characteristics on spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) induced mortality of white spruce in the Copper River Basin, Alaska

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2004

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Doak, Patricia, 2004, The impact of tree and stand characteristics on spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) induced mortality of white spruce in the Copper River Basin, Alaska: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v. 34, no. 4, p. 810-816.

Summary

I examined the relationships between individual and stand-level characteristics of white spruce, Picea glauca (Moench) Voss, and the incidence of spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis Kirby, induced mortality. The study region, in the Kennicott Valley of the Copper River Basin, Alaska, has contained an active spruce beetle epidemic since 1989. I investigated the relationship among the individual traits of host age, size (diameter at breast height, DBH), and growth rate (basal area increment, BAI) and mortality from the spruce beetle. I also examined the effects of stand density, mean DBH, and mean BAI on percent mortality within plots. Survival was higher for younger, smaller, and faster-growing trees. However, the effect of age is [...]

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Doak, Patricia

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1139/x03-256
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 00455067

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