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Climate influences on whitebark pine mortality from mountain pine beetle in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Polly C. Buotte, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Haiganoush K. Preisler, John T. Abatzoglou, Kenneth F. Raffa, and Jesse A Logan, 2016-08, Climate influences on whitebark pine mortality from mountain pine beetle in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Ecological Applications.

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Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.1396/full): Extensive mortality of whitebark pine, beginning in the early to mid-2000s, occurred in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) of the western US, primarily from mountain pine beetle but also from other threats such as white pine blister rust. The climatic drivers of this recent mortality and the potential for future whitebark pine mortality from mountain pine beetle are not well understood, yet are important considerations in whether to list whitebark pine as a threatened or endangered species. We sought to increase the understanding of climate influences on mountain pine beetle outbreaks in whitebark pine forests, which are less well understood than in lodgepole [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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