Mountain pine beetles and fire

May 02, 2012
Jenkins, MJ, Page, WG, Hebertson, EG, Alexander, ME. 2012. Fuels and fire behavior dynamics in bark beetle attacked forests in western North America and implications for fire management. Forest Ecology and Management. 275:23-34.
The authors examine bark beetle-altered fuel complexes in forests of the Interior West, discuss extreme fire behavior and resistance to control, and suggest that current modeling systems may largely under-predict fire potential in beetle-altered fuel complexes.

View the paper.