The Forest Health Conditions in Alaska- 2016

Hot off the Press… The Forest Health Conditions in Alaska- 2016.

The annual forest health conditions report provided by Forest Service R10, Alaska Region is available online (see link to pdf below). The conditions report contains, but is not limited to, information pertaining to forest insects in the state.

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd533099.pdf

 

Presentations from the 10th annual meeting

Presentations and audio from the 10th annual meeting are now available via the links below.

Willow rose cecids via Lifescanner
Matt Bowser, USFWS Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (audio, lyrics & chords)

Alaska Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey – 2016 field season
Jacque Schade, Alaska Department of Natural Resources (audio)

Lepidoptera highlights of 2016 at UAM
Kathryn Daly, Derek Sikes, Jayce Williamson, & Renee Nowicki, UAM, UAF (audio)

Phylogeny and revision of the rove beetle genus Phlaeopterus
Logan Mullen, UAF, UAM

2016 Forest health conditions and key insect species in Alaska
Stephen Burr and FHP Staff, FHP, USFS (audio)

2016 Forest insect impacts in Southcentral Alaska
Jason Moan, Alaska Division of Forestry (audio)

Entomology in Alaska’s national parks: centennial year BioBlitzes
Derek Sikes, UAM, UAF (audio)

Cryptic diversity in the New World burying beetle fauna: Nicrophorus hebes Kirby; new status as a resurrected name (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae)

This article, appearing December 13, 2016 in the journal Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, pertains to the identity of Alaskan Nicrophorus vespilloides.

Citation:
Sikes, D.S., S.T. Trumbo, and S.B. Peck. 2016. Cryptic diversity in the New World burying beetle fauna: Nicrophorus hebes Kirby; new status as a resurrected name (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 74:299-309.

Presentations at the 2016 Alaska Invasive Species Conference

Leafminers in Alaskan birch – Stephen Burr, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Asian gypsy moth detection and response in the Pacific Northwest, 2015 and 2016 – Clinton Campbell, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and Timothy B. St. Germain, Plant Protection and Quarantine

Ticks parasitizing dogs, cats, humans and wild vertebrates in Alaska: invasion potential – Kimberlee Beckmen, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation.