Bark beetle outbreaks and fire: A devastating combination for Central America's pine forests

Billings , R.F. and Clarke, S.R and Mendoza, V. Espino and Cabrera, P. Gordon and Figueroa, B. Melendez and Campos, J. Ramon and Baeza, G. (2004) Bark beetle outbreaks and fire: A devastating combination for Central America's pine forests. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    The 3.8 million hectares of native pine (Pinus spp.) forests in Central America have long been threatened by a variety of destructive agents including a variety of destructive agents including hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, human activities and forest pests outbreaks. The combination of these events has in recent years had negative impacts on the region's forest resources. The climatic pattern known as El Nino in the mid-1990s produced drought conditions and increased fuels, leading to severe wildfires throughout Mexico and Central America in 1998.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Unasylva 217
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AE) Insects
      (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: UNSPECIFIED
      Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 14:05
      Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:05
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1501

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