The Southern Pine Beetle
Jack Costar and Gerry Hertel guided and coordinated the planning and preparation of this book. Each chapter was outlined by a principal author (multiple authors for Chapter 12), these outlines were reviewed and revised by Program management, and the first and final drafts were prepared by the authors for peer review and submission to the Program. The book would not have been completed had it not been for the dedication, patience, and technical skills of all concerned. I am especially grateful to T.L. Payne, Chapter 2; C.W. Berisford, Chapter 3; R.R. Hicks, Jr., Chapter 4; R.N. Coulson, Chapter 5; F.P. Hain, Chapter 6; W.A. Leuschner, Chapter 7; P.L. Lorio, Jr., Chapter 8; R.P. Belanger, Chapter 9; R.F. Billings, Chapter 10; J.E. Coster, Chapter 11; and G.D. Hertel, Chapter 12.
We are appreciative of the intensive reviews by Ron Stark, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho; and Fred M. Stephen, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their suggestions contributed to improving several sections of the book.
I wish to commend and extend my heartfelt appreciation to the editor of this entire book, Janet Searcy. The multitude of details and the special problems and frustrations encountered along the way required a great deal of effort and considerable sacrifice on her part. Those who benefit from this publication owe her lasting gratitude, as I do.
Many people from State and Federal government, universities and colleges, various associations and organizations, industry, and the general public participated in or otherwise contributed to the implementation and completion of the Southern Pine Beetle Research and Applications Program. At various times, over 100 investigators and students were involved in the Program. Organizations included 14 universities, 2 State forest services (commissions), 3 forest experiment stations, and one Area of the USDA Forest Service. A number of other State forestry commissions, extension services, forestry associations, military installations, and individual forestry organizations contributed in an informal way to the accomplishment of Program goals.
I hope that we have provided the kind of results that were expected from the Program. To all who contributed in any way, my sincere thanks and appreciation.
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