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Published by Lake States Forest Experiment Station in St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English


  • Spruce budworm,
  • Choristoneura fumiferana

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StatementJames L. Bean, Hart Graeber
SeriesTechnical notes / Lake States Forest Experiment Station -- no. 479, Technical notes (Lake States Forest Experiment Station (Saint Paul, Minn.)) -- no. 479.
ContributionsGraeber, Hart, Lake States Forest Experiment Station (Saint Paul, Minn.)
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Pagination2 unnumbered pages
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Open LibraryOL27275560M

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Spruce budworm outbreaks that have become more severe than in the past may be due in part to the effects of forest management on landscape structure, although this hypothesis remains to be tested.   But the rise and fall could also be due to the decades-long but irregular cycles of spruce budworm populations, a major component of the diet fed to nestlings. All we know for certain is that the decrease since the 80s is real, and has been found throughout both the United States (first graph) and Canada (second graph). Long-distance dispersal of eastern spruce budworm in Minnesota (USA) via the atmospheric pathway. In: 26th annual landscape ecology symposium. In: 26th annual landscape ecology symposium. Sustainability in dynamic landscapes; April ; Portland, Oregon. Contact Information. Northern Research Station One Gifford Pinchot Drive Madison, WI () () TTY/TDD. Contact Us.