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Title: Where did mountain pine beetle populations in Jasper Park come from? Tracking beetles with genetics
Contributor(s): Trevoy, Stephen A L (author); Janes, Jasmine  (author)orcid ; Sperling, Felix A H (author)
Publication Date: 2018
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.5558/tfc2018-004Open Access Link
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Abstract: The invasion of mountain pine beetle ('Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopk.') into Alberta has been an ongoing concern for forest management. The beetle's recent appearance and spread in Jasper National Park now poses ecological and economic threats to forestry in regions to the east. By applying recent advances in genetic typing and analysis, we show that the beetle population in Jasper is comprised of mixed individuals combining genetic signatures of both northern and southern beetles. Coupled with current monitoring methods, genetic markers can be used to identify the origin of novel populations, facilitate precise monitoring of beetle expansion and potentially inform targeted management strategies.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Forestry Chronicle, 94(01), p. 20-24
Publisher: Canadian Institute of Forestry
Place of Publication: Canada
ISSN: 0015-7546
Field of Research (FOR): 060409 Molecular Evolution
060808 Invertebrate Biology
060303 Biological Adaptation
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960414 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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