Do bark beetle remains in lake sediments correspond to severe outbreaks? A review of published and ongoing research

Jesse L. Morris, Colin J. Courtney Mustaphi, Vachel A. Carter, Jennifer Watt, Kelly Derr, Michael F J Pisaric, Scott R Anderson, Andrea R. Brunelle

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Abstract

The recent continental-scale outbreak of native bark beetles in western North America is unprecedented at least since Euro-American settlement. Observational and modeling evidence suggest that warm temperatures observed during the late 20th century altered beetle population dynamics by accelerating beetle reproductive cycles leading to exponential population growth. The linkage between beetle outbreaks and cli

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-86
Number of pages15
JournalQuaternary International
Volume387
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 2015

Keywords

  • Dendroctonus
  • Lake sediments
  • Mountain pine beetle
  • Scolytinae
  • Spruce beetle
  • Taphonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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    Morris, J. L., Courtney Mustaphi, C. J., Carter, V. A., Watt, J., Derr, K., Pisaric, M. F. J., Anderson, S. R., & Brunelle, A. R. (2015). Do bark beetle remains in lake sediments correspond to severe outbreaks? A review of published and ongoing research. Quaternary International, 387, 72-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2014.03.022