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Dataset of mountain pine beetle outbreak dynamics and direct control in Cypress Hills, SK

Citation

Kunegel-Lion, Mélodie; McIntosh, Rory L.; Lewis, Mark A. (2020), Dataset of mountain pine beetle outbreak dynamics and direct control in Cypress Hills, SK, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.70rxwdbt9

Abstract

The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled “Mountain pine beetle outbreak duration and pine mortality depend on direct control effort” [1]. This article provides presence of mountain pine beetle infested trees detected by the Saskatchewan Forest Service on a grid covering the spatial extent of the Saskatchewan portion of the Cypress Hills interprovincial park between 2006 and 2018. For each grid cell, associated ecological and environmental covariates, such as topography, weather and vegetation, are also provided. These data cover the spatio-temporal extent of an almost entire mountain pine beetle outbreak and contribute to the understanding of mountain pine beetle outbreak dynamics.

 

Methods

This dataset provides the presence and number of mountain pine beelte infested trees on the grid covering the spatio-temporal extent of an almost complete outbreak in Cypress Hills interprovincial park, Saskatchewan, Canada from 2006 to 2018.

Data collection and processing are described in Kunegel-Lion et al., 2020, Data in Brief (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105293)

Funding

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Award: NET GP 434810-12