Review paper on insect and pathogen disturbance in forests under climate change

Kim Gilbert pointed out that if you work on lodgepole, you’ve got to understand the beetle. In the Aitken Lab, we don’t study the pests and pathogens that affect our trees, but we have to be aware of their impacts to do our jobs. Here’s a nice review paper summing up what we know about forest trees, the things that eat them, and what might happen as the climate changes:

Aaron S. Weed, Matthew P. Ayres, and Jeffrey Hicke In press. Consequences of climate change for biotic disturbances in North American forests. Ecological Monographs. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-0160.1