Ph.D. – Entomology, University of Wisconsin (2003)
M.S. - Entomology, University of Wisconsin (1999)
M.S. – Biometry (Statistics), University of Wisconsin (2003)
B.C.S. - Biology, Redeemer University College (1996)
Areas of Interest
How aspects of global change such as climate change and invasive species are manifested by forest insects.
Aukema Lab Video
ENT 4251: Forest Entomology (every fall)
ENT 5126: Spatial and Temporal Analysis (spring, even years)
Rosenberger, D.W., R.C. Venette, and B.H. Aukema. (2017) Development of an aggressive bark beetle on novel hosts: implications for outbreaks in an invaded range. Journal of Applied Ecology In press
Goodsman, D.W., Aukema, B.H., McDowell, N., Middleton, R., and C. Xu. (2017) Incorporating variability in simulations of seasonally forced phenology using integral projection models. Ecology & Evolution In press
Rosenberger, D.W., Aukema, B.H., and R.C. Venette. (2017) Cold tolerance of mountain pine beetle among novel eastern pines: A potential for trade-offs in an invaded range? Forest Ecology & Management 400: 28-37.
Rosenberger, D.W., R.C. Venette, Maddox, M.P., and B.H. Aukema. (2017) Colonization behaviours of mountain pine beetle on novel hosts: implications for range expansion into eastern North America. PLoS ONE 12: e0176269.
Fahrner, S.J., Abrahamson, M., R.C. Venette, and B.H. Aukema. (2017) Strategic removal of host trees in isolated, satellite infestations of emerald ash borer can reduce population growth. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 24:184-194.
Streifel, M.A., Tobin, P.C., Hunt, L., Nadel, H., Molongoski, J ., and B.H. Aukema. (2017) Landscape-level patterns of elevated FS1 Asian allele frequencies in populations of gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at a northern U.S. boundary. Environmental Entomology 46: 403-412.
Aukema, B.H., McKee, F.R., Wytrykush, D.L., and A.L. Carroll.(2016) Population dynamics and epidemiology of four species of Dendroctonus: 100 years since Swaine. Invited special issue of The Canadian Entomologist Forest Entomology in Canada: Celebrating a Century of Science Excellence. Edited by D.W. Langor and R.I. Alfaro. 148: S82-S110.
Crocker, S.J., Liknes, G.C., McKee, F.R., Albers, J.S., and B.H. Aukema. (2016) Stand-level factors associated with resurging mortality from eastern larch beetle Dendroctonus simplex LeConte. Forest Ecology & Management 375: 27-34.
McKee, F.R. and B.H. Aukema. (2016) Seasonal phenology and life-history of Dendroctonus simplex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Great Lakes region of North America. Environmental Entomology. 45: 812-828.
Rosenberger, D.W. and B.H. Aukema. (2016) Stimulating curiosity and engagement with insects beyond the college classroom through citizen science. American Entomologist 62:120-122.
McKee, F.R., and B.H. Aukema. (2015) Influence of temperature on the reproductive success, brood development, and brood fitness of the eastern larch beetle, Dendroctonus simplex LeConte. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 17: 102-112.
McKee, F.R., and B.H. Aukema. (2015) Successful reproduction by eastern larch beetle progeny in the absence of an overwintering period. The Canadian Entomologist 147: 602-610.
Raffa, K.F., Aukema, B.H., Bentz, B.J., Carroll, A.L., Hicke, J.A., and T.E. Kolb. (2015) Responses of tree-killing bark beetles to a changing climate, in Climate Change and Insect Pests (CAB International). Edited by C. Björkman and P. Niemlä. 264 pp.
McKee, F.R., and B.H. Aukema. 2015. Influence of temperature on the reproductive success, brood development, and brood fitness of the eastern larch beetle, Dendroctonus simplex LeConte. Agricultural and Forest Entomology In press
McKee, F.R., and B.H. Aukema. 2015. Successful reproduction by eastern larch beetle progeny in the absence
of an overwintering period. The Canadian Entomologist In press
McKee, F.R., Huber, D.P.W., Lindgren, B.S., Hodgkinson, R.S., and B.H. Aukema. 2015. Effect of natal and present host on female mountain pine beetle host acceptance and male settling behaviour in lodgepole pine vs. interior hybrid spruce. The Canadian Entomologist In press
Fahrner, S.J., Lelito, J.P., and B.H. Aukema. 2015. The influence of temperature on the flight capacity of emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis and its parasitoid Tetrastichus planipennisi: Implications to biological control. BioControl In press
Tobin, P.C., Parry, D., and B.H. Aukema. (2014) Insect invasions and climate change in forest ecosystems, in Challenges and Opportunities for the World’s Forests in the 21st Century. Edited by Trevor Fenning (UK). Springer. 838 pp.
Fahrner, S.J., Lelito, J.P., Blaedow, K., Heimpel, G.E., and B.H. Aukema. 2014. Factors affecting the flight capacity of Tetrastichus planipennisi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a classical biological control agent of
emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Bupresidae). Environmental Entomology 43: 1603-1612.
Tobin, P.C., Parry, D., and B.H. Aukema. 2013. Insect invasions and climate change in forest ecosystems, in Challenges and Opportunities for the World’s Forests in the 21st Century. Edited by Trevor Fenning (UK). Springer. 838 pp.
McKee, F.R., Huber, D.P.W., and B.H. Aukema. Effect of host species and competitors on mountain pine beetle reproduction in interior hybrid spruce vs. lodgepole pine. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 15: 310-320.
Adams, A.S., Aylward, F., Adams, S.M, Erbilgin, N., Aukema, B.H., Currie, C.R., Suen, G., and K.F. Raffa. Mountain pine beetles colonizing historical and naïve host trees are associated with a bacterial community highly enriched in genes contributing to terpene metabolism. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 3468-3475.
Reyes, P.E., Zhu, J., and B.H. Aukema. 2012. Regression analysis of spatio-temporal lattice data: Assessing the impact of climatic conditions on a mountain pine beetle outbreak. Journal of Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Statistics (special Climate Change issue) 17: 508-525.
Machial, L.A., Lindgren, B.S., Steenweg, R., and B.H. Aukema. 2012. Movement patterns of Warren root collar weevil, Hylobius wareni Wood in three types of habitat. Environmental Entomology 41: 578-586.
Machial, L.A., Lindgren, B.S., and B.H. Aukema. 2012. The role of vision in host orientation of Warren root collar weevil, Hylobius wareni Wood. Agr. For. Entomol. 14: 286-294.
Graf, M.L., M.L. Reid, B.H. Aukema, and B.S. Lindgren. 2012. Association of tree diameter with body size and lipid content of mountain pine beetles. Can. Entomol. 144: 467-477.
de la Giroday, H.-M., Carroll, A.L., and B.H. Aukema. 2012. Breach of the northern Rocky Mountain geoclimatic barrier: initiation of range expansion by the mountain pine beetle. Journal of Biogeography 39: 1112-1123.
Sambaraju, K., Carroll, A.L., Zhu, J., Stahl, K., Moore, R.D., and B.H. Aukema. 2012. Climate change could alter the distribution of mountain pine beetle outbreaks in western Canada. Ecography 35: 211-223.
de la Giroday, H.-M., Carroll, A.L., Lindgren, B.S., and B.H. Aukema. 2011. Incoming! Association of landscape features with dispersing mountain pine beetle populations during a range expansion event in western Canada. Landscape Ecology 26: 1097-1110.
Boone, C.K., Aukema, B.H., Bohlmann, J., Carroll, A.L., and K. F. Raffa. 2011. Efficacy of plant defenses varies with herbivore population density: a basis for positive feedback in eruptive species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 41: 1174-1188.
Zheng, Y., Zhu, J., and B. H. Aukema. 2010. Hierarchical dynamic modeling of spatial-temporal binary data. Environmetrics. 21:801-816.
Current:Marie Hallinen, M.S.
Dora Mwangola, Ph.D.
Zach Smith, M.S.
Spencer Stout, M.S.
Jake Wittman, Ph.D.
Dylan Tussey, 2017
Marissa Striefel 2016
Samuel Fahrner, 2014
Ewing Teen, 2012
Laura Machial, 2011
Jordan Koopmans, 2011
Fraser McKee, 2010
Honey-Marie de la Giroday, 2009
Matthew Klingenberg, 2008
Samuel Ward, 2018
Andrea Hefty, 2016
Derek Rosenberger, 2016
Fraser McKee, 2015
Kishan Sambaraju, 2011