Publication Details

5.0 Monitoring methods for forests vulnerable to non-native invasive pest species

Publication Toolbox

  • Download PDF (524.0 KB)
  • This publication is available only online.
Williams, David W.; Montgomery, Michael E.; Shields, Kathleen S.; Evans, Richard A.

Year Published

2008

Publication

In: Murdoch, Peter S.; Jenkins, Jennifer C.; Birdsey, Richard A. The Delaware River Basin Collaborative Environmental Monitoring and Research Initiative. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-25. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 41-51.

Abstract

Non-native invasive species pose a serious threat to forest resources, requiring programs to monitor their spatial spread and the damage they inflict on forest ecosystems. Invasive species research in the Delaware River Basin (DRB) had three primary objectives: to develop and evaluate monitoring protocols for selected pests and resulting ecosystem damage at the IMRAs that can be cost-effectively implemented as part of extensive monitoring programs, to test a collaborative monitoring strategy for assembling pertinent information to track pest movement and mitigate the effects of pest infestation in the DRB, and to develop maps of forest condition in the DRB that depict areas most vulnerable to specific pests.

Note: This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document

Citation

Williams, David W.; Montgomery, Michael E.; Shields, Kathleen S.; Evans, Richard A. 2008. 5.0 Monitoring methods for forests vulnerable to non-native invasive pest species. In: Murdoch, Peter S.; Jenkins, Jennifer C.; Birdsey, Richard A. The Delaware River Basin Collaborative Environmental Monitoring and Research Initiative. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-25. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 41-51.

Last updated on: April 11, 2018