A Dispersal-Aggregation Model for Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodgepole Pine Stands
Researches on Population Ecology
In this paper a dispersal-attack theory for bark beetle attacking trees is developed from a set of simple assumptions, and the resulting theoretical model is fit to data from four epidemic studies. Implications of the theory are discussed in relation to the dynamics of lodgepole pine-mountain pine beetle interactions.
Burnell, D. A dispersal-aggregation model for mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine stands. Res Popul Ecol. 1977, 19:99–106