This study assessed the effects of both prescribed burning and stand structure management through thinning on bark beetle activity and associated levels of tree mortality.
Fettig, Christopher J., Robert R. Borys, Stephen R. McKelvey, and Christopher P. Dabney. 2008. Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest: bark beetle responses to differences in forest structure and theapplication of prescribed fire in interior ponderosa pine. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 924-935.