Forest Insects pp 125-144 | Cite as

Assessing the Risk of Insect Outbreaks

  • Alan A. Berryman
Part of the Population Ecology: Theory and Application book series (POPE)


In the preceding chapter we discussed methods for monitoring ongoing forest insect infestations and for making short-term forecasts. These procedures address the manager’s concern with current conditions—where damage is occurring at present, how much damage is being done, and whether this damage will increase or decrease in the near future. By contrast, risk assessment methods are intended to predict the likelihood of insect problems in the more distant future—where and under what conditions insect outbreaks are likely to occur in the future.


Bark Beetle Insect Population Stand Basal Area Insect Outbreak Mountain Pine Beetle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan A. Berryman
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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