7. What Tree-Ring Reconstruction Tells Us about Conifer Defoliator Outbreaks

  1. Pedro Barbosa2,
  2. Deborah K. Letourneau3 and
  3. Anurag A. Agrawal4,5
  1. Ann M. Lynch

Published Online: 29 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch7

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

How to Cite

Lynch, A. M. (2012) What Tree-Ring Reconstruction Tells Us about Conifer Defoliator Outbreaks, in Insect Outbreaks Revisited (eds P. Barbosa, D. K. Letourneau and A. A. Agrawal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA

  2. 3

    Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA

  3. 4

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

  4. 5

    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

Author Information

  1. U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337594

Online ISBN: 9781118295205

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Keywords:

  • tree-ring reconstruction, and conifer defoliator outbreaks;
  • dynamics of forest insect outbreaks, long-term data lack;
  • dendrochronology, identification of outbreaks;
  • methodological considerations;
  • reconstructions of outbreak histories;
  • tree-ring chronologies;
  • Douglas-fir and white fir, WSBW chronologies;
  • two-year cycle spruce budworm;
  • dendrochronology, dating past forest insect disturbances;
  • short-term records and experimental results

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methodological considerations

  • Reconstructions of outbreak histories

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References