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Title: Harry E. Burke and John M. Miller, pioneers in Western forest entomology.

Author: Wickman, Boyd E.

Date: 2005

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-638. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 163 p

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This history was compiled from the memoirs, diaries, and other personal documents of the two forest entomologists in charge of the first forest insect laboratories on the west coast. It traces the lives of the two pioneers from 1902 to 1952 as they pursued their careers in the USDA Bureau of Entomology, Division of Forest Insect Investigations. Cooperative bark beetle control projects with the USDA Forest Service, Park Service, and private timber owners guided much of their early activities. Later, when the laboratories were located on university campuses, cooperative research was undertaken with Forest Service Research Stations. The focus shifted to more basic research and, particularly, studies on the silvicultural management of bark beetle populations.

Keywords: History, forest entomology, bark beetles, Forest Service, Bureau of Entomology, National Parks, insect control projects, cone and seed insects, forest fire and insects, ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, lodgepole pine, Sitka spruce

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Wickman, Boyd E. 2005. Harry E. Burke and John M. Miller, pioneers in Western forest entomology. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-638. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 163 p

 


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