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Holly Munro

Senior Research Scientist (Forest Biometrics and Ecology) at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Forest Biometrics

Ph.D., Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia

M.S. Certification, Data Science, University of Georgia

B.S., Biology, University of North Georgia

Selected Publications:

Munro, H.L., C.R. Montes, and K.J.K. Gandhi. 2022. A new approach to evaluate the risk of bark beetle outbreaks using a multi-step machine learning method. Forest Ecology and Management.

Sullivan, B.T., H.L. Munro, and K.J.K. Gandhi. 2022. 4-allylanisole as a lure adjuvant for the southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and two associates. Journal of Applied Entomology. doi: 10.1111/jen.13014

Munro, H.L., C.R. Montes, K.J.K. Gandhi, and M. Poisson. 2022. A comparison of presence-only analytical techniques and their application in forest pest modeling. Ecological Informatics. 68: 101525. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101525

Aoki, C.F., H.L. Munro, K.J.K Gandhi. 2022.  Responses and modeling of southern pine beetle and its host pines to climate change. In K.J.K. Gandhi and R.W. Hofstetter (eds). Bark Beetle Management, Ecology, and Climate Change. Elsevier.

Munro, H.L., C.R. Montes, S.M. Kinane, and K.J.K. Gandhi. 2021. Through space and time: Predicting numbers of an eruptive pine tree pest and its predator under changing climate conditions. Forest Ecology and Management. 483: 118770. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118770

McNichol, B.H., B.T. Sullivan, H.L. Munro, C.R. Montes, J.T. Nowak, C. Villari, and K.J.K. Gandhi. 2021. Density-dependent variability in an eruptive bark beetle and its value in predicting outbreaks. Ecosphere.12(1): e03336. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3336

Munro, H.L., K.J.K. Gandhi, B.F. Barnes, C.R. Montes, J.T. Nowak, C. Villari, B.T. Sullivan. 2020. Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Dendroctonus frontalis and D. terebrans (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to resin odors of host pines (Pinus spp.). Chemoecology. 30: 215-231. doi: 10.1007/s00049-020-00311-7

Munro, H.L., B.T. Sullivan, C. Villari, K.J.K. Gandhi. 2019. A Review of the Ecology and Management of Black Turpentine Beetle, Dendroctonus terebrans Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 48(4): 765–783. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvz050

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Forest biometrics

Disturbance ecology

Forest entomology

Machine learning

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