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Establishing Southern Pine Beetle Hazard from Aerial Stand Data and Historical Records

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An approach is described for developing southern pine beetle stand hazard ratings from historical outbreak information and existing stand data or data easily acquired from aerial photographs. Six equations are presented and compared on the basis of the greatest likelihood of infestation on a given unit of land. The model that produced the best results was based on the assumption that as many as 2.5 infestations/100 ha of stand type may occur as the result of factors which are unrelated to site and stand conditions. The results of these evaluations and their relationship to determining the suitability of these or other rating systems to other geographical areas are discussed. Forest Sci. 30:375-382.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Staff Forester, Texas Forest Service, Forest Pest Control Section, Lufkin, TX 75901

Publication date: June 1, 1984

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    Also published by SAF:
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