Australian New Crops Info 2016
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Picea lutzii



This species is usually known as:

Picea × lutzii


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Picea lutzii: 24]


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Popularity of Picea lutzii over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Picea lutzii (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Picea lutzii as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 161]


Dendroctonus rufipennis (9), Alaska (8), Picea glauca (5), Spruce beetle (5), Picea (4), Calamagrostis canadensis (3), Kenai Peninsula (3), picea lutzii (3), Picea sitchensis (3), ×&#xa0 (2), Adaptive traits (2), Bark (2), Bluejoint (2), Choristoneura (2), dead wood (2), Elatobium abietinum (2), heritability (2), Hybridization (2), Incomplete lineage sorting (2), Leptographium abietinum (2), lutzii (2), Neutral markers (2), Picea&#xa0 (2), pulpwood (2), Species identification (2), Spruce budworm (2), (E)-7-Methyl-1,6-dioxaspiro[4.5]decane (1), 3-Oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)-cyclopentaneacetic acid, methyl ester (1), 4,6,6-Trimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-3-en-2-one (1), Anchor River watershed (1), Angiosperm (1), Antiaggregation pheromones (1), Aphid/genotype interaction (1), bark beetle (1), Bark beetles (1), Berry (1), blue stain (1), calcium oxalate (CaOx) (1), Carbon (1), carbon cycling (1), CO2 efflux (1), Coarse woody debris (1), Coleoptera (1), Conifer (1), conifers (1), Conophthorin (1), crystals (1), decay fungi (1), Decayed logs (1), decayed wood (1), defense (1), defoliation (1), EF1α (1), energy requirements (1), fibers (1), Forest management (1), Forest recovery (1), Forest regeneration (1), Generalized linear models (1), Genetic variation (1), Gymnosperm (1), Hazard (1), heterotrophic respiration (1), infestation (1), Insect pest (1), Internal transcribed spacer (1), Internet resource (1), Interruption (1), Ips concinnus (1), Ips perturbatus (1), kraft pulping (1), Lutz spruce (1), Mating tests (1), mechanical wounding (1), Methyl jasmonate (1), monoterpenoids (1), net ecosystem production (1), net primary production (1), Nitrogen availability (1), Non-host volatiles (NHV) (1), ontogenetic stages (1), Pheromones (1), phloem (1), Pinus ponderosa (1), Polypores (1), Population dynamics (1), processing quality (1), pulp (1), pulping (1), pulping quality (1), Resin capsules (1), resistance (1), Root disease (1), sap rot (1), Scolytidae (1), Semiochemicals (1), Soil moisture (1), soil respiration (1), Spruce regeneration (1), Stand density (1), Taxonomy (1), Tree breeding (1), Variance components (1), Vegetation change (1), Verbenone (1), White spruce (1), wildfire (1), Wood (1), wood pulp (1), yields (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


wood fibre (50.29), timber (24.45), resin (12.66), medicinal (1.64), fruit (1.20), rubber (0.95), genetics (0.84), breeding (0.84), hemiparasite (0.60), poison (0.55).....


[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]



Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Pokharel P and Chang SX (2016) Exponential fertilization promotes seedling growth by increasing nitrogen retranslocation in trembling aspen planted for oil sands reclamation. Forest Ecology and Management 372, 35-43. //

Raffa KF, Andersson MN and Schlyter F (2016) Chapter One - Host Selection by Bark Beetles: Playing the Odds in a High-Stakes Game. In ‘Advances in Insect Physiology’ (Ed.^(Eds Claus T and Gary JB) pp. 1-74. (Academic Press). //

Callahan MK, Rains MC, Bellino JC, Walker CM, Baird SJ, Whigham DF and King RS (2015) Controls on Temperature in Salmonid-Bearing Headwater Streams in Two Common Hydrogeologic Settings, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 51, 84-98.

Hart SJ and Veblen TT (2015) Detection of spruce beetle-induced tree mortality using high- and medium-resolution remotely sensed imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 168, 134-145. //

Hansen WD and Naughton HT (2013) The effects of a spruce bark beetle outbreak and wildfires on property values in the wildland–urban interface of south-central Alaska, USA. Ecological Economics 96, 141-154. //



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Picea lutzii: 24; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Lumley LM, Sperling FAH (2011) Utility of microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA for species delimitation in the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) species complex (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58, 232-43.

T. Fisher, T.A. Ager, P.E. Carrara, J.P. McGeehin (2010) Ecosystem development in the Girdwood area, south-central Alaska, following late Wisconsin glaciation. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47, 971-85.

Ota Y, Hattori T, Banik MT, Hagedorn G, Sotome K, Tokuda S, Abe Y (2009) The genus Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) in East Asia. Mycological Research 113, 1283-300.

Yadama V, Lowell EC, Peterson N, Nicholls D (2009) Wood-thermoplastic composites manufactured using beetle-killed spruce from Alaska. Polymer Engineering & Science 49, 129-36.

Boggs K, Sturdy M, Rinella DJ, Rinella MJ (2008) White spruce regeneration following a major spruce beetle outbreak in forests on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 255, 3571-9.

Graves AD, Holsten EH, Ascerno ME, Zogas KP, Hard JS, Huber DPW, Blanchette RA, Seybold SJ (2008) Protection of spruce from colonization by the bark beetle, Ips perturbatus, in Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 256, 1825-39.

Anonymous (2007) Chapter 10 1956 Field season. In ‘Developments in Quaternary Sciences’. (Ed. Calvin JH) pp. 143-57. (Elsevier).

Irvine J, Law BE, Hibbard KA (2007) Postfire carbon pools and fluxes in semiarid ponderosa pine in Central Oregon. Global Change Biology 13, 1748-60.

Boucher TV, Mead BR (2006) Vegetation change and forest regeneration on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska following a spruce beetle outbreak, 1987–2000. Forest Ecology and Management 227, 233-46.

Goodman LF, Hungate BA (2006) Managing forests infested by spruce beetles in south-central Alaska: Effects on nitrogen availability, understory biomass, and spruce regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 227, 267-74.

Suring LH, Goldstein MI, Howell S, Nations CS (2006) Effects of spruce beetle infestations on berry productivity on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 227, 247-56.

Aukema BH, Werner RA, Haberkern KE, Illman BL, Clayton MK, Raffa KF (2005) Quantifying sources of variation in the frequency of fungi associated with spruce beetles: Implications for hypothesis testing and sampling methodology in bark beetle–symbiont relationships. Forest Ecology and Management 217, 187-202.

Lewis KJ, Trummer LM, Thompson RD (2004) Incidence of tomentosus root disease relative to spruce density and slope position in south-central Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 194, 159-67.

Harding S, Roulund H, Wellendorf H (2003) Consistency of resistance to attack by the green spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum Walker) in different ontogenetic stages of Sitka spruce. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 5, 107-12.

Hudgins JW, Krekling T, Franceschi VR (2003) Distribution of calcium oxalate crystals in the secondary phloem of conifers: a constitutive defense mechanism? New Phytologist 159, 677-90.

Scott GM, Bormett DW, Sutherland NR, Abubakr S, Lowell E (2000) Beetle-killed spruce utilization in the Kenai peninsula. Tappi journal. -- 83, N/A.

Jensen JS, Harding S, Roulund H (1997) Resistance to the green spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum Walker) in progenies of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong) Carr.). Forest Ecology and Management 97, 207-14.

Roynolds KM, Holsten EH (1996) Classification of spruce beetle hazard in Lutz and Sitka spruce stands on the Kanai Peninsula, Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 84, 251-62.

Scott GM, Bormett DW, Sutherland NR, Abubakr S, Lowell E (1996) Pulpability of beetle-killed spruce. Research paper FPL / 557, RP-557.

Gara RI, Werner RA, Whitmore MC, Holsten EH (1995) Arthropod associates of the spruce beetle Dendroctonus rufipennis (Kirby) (Col., Scolytidae) in spruce stands of south-central and interior Alaska. Journal of Applied Entomology 119, 585-90.

Werner RA, Illman BL (1994) Response of lutz, sitka, and white spruce to attack by Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) and blue stain fungi. Environmental entomology. 23, 472-8.

John H (1992) Success of spruce beetle attacks in pruned and unpruned boles of Lutz spruce in south-central Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 47, 51-70.

K.M R (1992) Relations between activity of Dendroctonus rufipennis Kirby on Lutz spruce and blue stain associated with Leptographium abietinum (Peck) Wingfield. Forest Ecology and Management 47, 71-86.

Reynolds KM, Hard JS (1991) Risk and hazard of spruce beetle attack in unmanaged stands on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, under epidemic conditions. Forest Ecology and Management 43, 137-51.

Harmon ME, Fasth B, Woodall CW, Sexton J Carbon concentration of standing and downed woody detritus: Effects of tree taxa, decay class, position, and tissue type. Forest Ecology and Management 291, 259-67.

Lumley LM, Sperling FAH Utility of microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA for species delimitation in the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) species complex (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58, 232-43.


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