Mountain Pine Beetle Modelling

Client: 
Natural Resources Canada
Year completed: 
2010
Description: 

Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) Monitoring and Modelling In 2007-08 we completed three GIS and spatial modelling projects focusing on (1) the impact of beetle spread on pine stands in Alberta and Saskatchewan, (2) an assessment of cumulative ‘leave’ or functional openings in the pine forests of central BC, and (3) the use of multi-temporal satellite imagery to augment the provincial MPB spatial model. All these projects required significant amounts of GIS programming and SELES scenario modelling.

Publications:

Riel, W.G., Burnett, C., Fall, A. (2011) Impacts of climate change on mountain pine beetle habitat connectivity in western Canada. 2011. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2010-04. 26 p. [Available online at http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/?id=32214]

Shore, T.L., A. Fall, C. Burnett, W.G. Riel (2009) Characterization of the Jack Pine Forests of Western Canada for Susceptibility to Infestation by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2009-04. SB945 M78 C42 2009

Shore, T.L., Fall, A., Burnett, C, and W.G. Riel. 2009. Characterization of the Jack Pine Forests of Western Canada for Susceptibility to Infestation by the Mountain Pine Beetle, Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2009-04, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, Canada. 25pp.

Fall, A., Burnett, C. Shore, T. L. & W.G. Riel. Connectivity of MPB-Susceptible Stands across Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canadian Forest Service Extension Report, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, Canada