Within-tree life process models of the southern pine beetle, dendroctonus frontalis Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper develops models of gallery construction, emergence and re-emergence for use in a general population dynamics model of the southern pine beetle, Dendroctonuc frontalis Zimmermann. Models of these processes were originally developed from laboratory data, and are extended here to account for fluctuating temperatures and variable attack densities under field conditions. The resulting models were tested using data from three natural populations (infestations) from east Texas. These tests reveal that the laboratory-derived models closely predict the timing and length of gallery, and the timing of emergence and re-emergence in the field. 1981.

published proceedings

  • Ecological Modelling

author list (cited authors)

  • Feldman, R. M., Wagner, T. L., Sharpe, P., Gagne, J. A., & Coulson, R. N.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Feldman, Richard M||Wagner, Terence L||Sharpe, Peter JH||Gagne, James A||Coulson, Robert N

publication date

  • September 1981