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Probability of Whitebark Pine Mortality from Mountain Pine Beetle, 1997-2009, Northern Rockies Study Area


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Estimates of the probability of mortality in whitebark pine from mountain pine beetles as determined from a logistic generalized additive model of the presence of mortality as functions of the number of trees killed last year, the percent whitebark pine in each cell, minimum winter temperature, average fall temperature, average April - Aug temperature, and cummulative current and previous year summer precipitation. Analysis was done at a 1 km grid cell resolution. Data are a list of points in comma separated text format. Point coordinates are the center of each 1 km grid cell.


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Jeff Hicke, Polly Buotte
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Northwest CSC

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Understand the causes of mountain pine beetle outbreaks in whitebark pine forests, and estimate future weather suitability for outbreaks to occur.



  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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