Our mission: To provide the basic biological and ecological knowledge and innovative management strategies required for management and control of native and non-native insect pests, disease pathogens and invasive plants in changing forest ecosystems.
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Landscapes with diverse fire histories – or pyrodiverse landscapes – have higher diversity of pollinators, as a recent study by USDA Forest Service scientist Michael Ulyshen shows. The study was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
- Probabilistic estimates of costs for treating southern pine beetle infestations by cut-and-leave suppression measures during an outbreak
VanderSchaaf, Curtis L.; McConnell, T. Eric; Crosby, Michael K.; Holderieath, Jason J.; Meeker, James R.; Steiner, Chris A.; Strom, Brian; Johnson, Crawford (Wood).
- First Report of Armillaria root disease of Celtis laevigata caused by A. gallica in South Carolina, USA
Cram, Michelle M.; Kim, Mee-Sook; Fraedrich, Stephen W.; Olatinwo, Rabiu O.; Klopfenstein, Ned B.
- The role of wind and semiochemicals in mediating switching behavior in the southern pine beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
Sullivan, Brian T; Brownie, Cavell.
- Predicting risks of tornado and severe thunderstorm damage to southeastern U.S. forests
Fortuin, Christine C.; Montes, Cristian R.; Vogt, James T.; Gandhi, Kamal J. K.
- 4‐allylanisole as a lure adjuvant for dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and two associated beetles
Sullivan, Brian T.; Munro, Holly L.; Shepherd, William P.; Gandhi, Kamal J. K.