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Forest pests and their management in the Anthropocene

Climate warming brings old pests to new places, and new challenges to forest management. National Forum on Climate and Pests at National Academy of Sciences. Coverage in NY Times. How the coldest night affects southern pine beetles (link).

Evidence for effectiveness of active suppression of southern pine beetles: Clarke and Billings 2003. Billings 2011.Evidence for effectiveness of thinning in reducing risks from southern pine beetles: Nowak et al. 2015. More on consequences of climate change for biotic disturbances in North American forests. Related press coverage: link, link. A story about a beetle. Outstanding video by Milo Johnson (Dartmouth '13) about the biology and management of the southern pine beetle.

In a warmer Arctic, mosquitoes avoid increased mortality from predators by growing faster. Link.

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