Bark Beetles and FireScientific Debate on Simard et.al. paper
Wildfire provides refuge from local extinction but is an unlikely driver of outbreaks by mountain pine beetle (2012)
What explains landscape patterns of tree mortality caused by bark beetle outbreaks in Greater Yellowstone? (2011)
Do mountain pine beetle outbreaks change the probability of active crown fire in lodgepole pine forests? (2011)
There are many papers on bark beetles. Please visit this website for links to publications related to bark beetles at Utah State University.