Eastern Threat Center researchers work with other scientists nationally as well as with a variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies, universities, and non-governmental partners to address forest threats.
Select a title below to learn more about the Eastern Threat Center's current projects and collaborations related to insects. View a staff resource guide to learn more about researchers studying this topic.
Applying population ecology to strategies for eradicating invasive forest insects
Assessing genetic variation of forest tree species at risk
Assessing southern pine beetle effects on viewsheds of South Carolina using modeling, GIS, and 3D visualization
Assessment of disturbance impacts on U.S. forest carbon sequestration
Characterizing and quantifying uncertainty in forest pest risk analyses
Developing methods to detect parasitoids released for biological control of the emerald ash borer
Development of host preference-risk assessment maps for Eurasian woodwasp (Sirex noctilio) on southern conifer species
Development of regulatory treatments for thousand cankers disease
Does the Formosan termite, an invasive species, alter forests in the Southeastern USA?
Integrating biological control and chemical suppression to save our ash resources
Landscape scale modeling of hemlock susceptibility to hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and drought stressors in New England
The live plant forest pest invasion pathway: economic impacts and benefits of US live plant imports
National-scale risk mapping and modeling for invasive forest pests
Nitrogen deposition and water stress: predisposing factors to southern pine beetle infestation and subsequent mortality of red spruce species, Mount Mitchell, NC
Potential of MODIS forest change products for estimating percent forest mortality from mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Predicting forest succession in the wake of invasive species establishment
Quantified ground survey technologies for emerald ash borer
Remote sensing for ash identification and pre-visual decline assessments
Above right: Emerald ash borer - Photo by David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
Above left: Sirex woodwasp - Photo by David R. Lance, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org