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Environmental Engineering Pine Bark Beetle Class Objective Students will recognize how abiotic factors can change the size of populations Students will recognize climate is a result of energy transfer among interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere.

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Engineering exploration

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Pine Bark Beetle

    • Class Objective

      • Students will recognize how abiotic factors can change the size of populations

      • Students will recognize climate is a result of energy transfer among interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere.

Engineering Exploration


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  • Environmental Engineering

  • Pine Bark Beetle

    • What is the Mt. Pine beetle?

    • The mountain pine beetle (MPB) scientific name is Dendroctonusponderosae.

    • The (MPB) is native to the forest of western

    • North America

    • Also known as Black Hills beetle

Engineering Exploration


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  • Environmental Engineering

  • Pine Bark Beetle

    • Why is the Mt. Pine bark beetle important?

    • Its said that Mt. Pine Beetles (MPB) are one of the most important insect (pest) of Colorado's pine forests.

    • Pine beetle can result in losses of millions of trees. They may be found in ponderosa, lodge pole, scotch, and limber pine.

Engineering Exploration


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  • Environmental Engineering

  • Pine Bark Beetle

    • What is the relationship between the beetle and the fungus?

    • Fungus

      • Phloem of a tree

      • Blue stain

    • “Beetle kill” tree

Engineering Exploration


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  • Environmental Engineering

  • Pine Bark Beetle

    • What is the size of the beetle?

    • The MPB is between 1/8 inch to 1/3 inch in size. It’s about the size of a grain of rice.

Engineering Exploration


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