Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22790
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/tfc2018-004
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22790
Open Access Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5558/tfc2018-004
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
1499-9315
Field of Research (FOR): 060409 Molecular Evolution
060808 Invertebrate Biology
060303 Biological Adaptation
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 6
Views: 6
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Journal Article

Files in This Item:
6 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

84
checked on Feb 7, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

 

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

 

Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.