ALB Risk version 1.1: Asian longhorned beetle dispersal risk estimation tool
General Technical Report NRS-201. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 28 p.
The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky) (ALB) is an invasive polyphagous woodborer that has been introduced to North America and Europe. Due to the severe economic and ecological damage resulting from infestations of this insect, many countries, including the United States, have adopted policies of eradication. However, managing eradication can be a daunting challenge as it requires program managers to identify and destroy individual infested trees distributed across landscapes that may include millions of host trees. This report describes the use of the computer model ALB Risk version 1.1, which estimates the boundaries of the at-risk landscape, as well as the distribution of risk within the infestation based on dispersal patterns. The program generates risk-maps, identifies priority areas for management, and estimates the potential return on survey effort. The software is available at https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-201.
Keywordsat-risk landscape; invasive species; wood borer; Coleoptera; spatial risk eradication; pest survey
Trotter, R. Talbot, III; Warden, Melissa L.; Pfister, Scott; Vazquez, Ryan J.; Ryan, Josie K.; Bohne, Michael. 2021. ALB Risk version 1.1: Asian longhorned beetle dispersal risk estimation tool. General Technical Report NRS-201. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 28 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR- 201.