News tagged with mountain pine beetle

When trees die, water slows

Mountain pine beetle populations have exploded over the past decade due to warmer temperatures and drier summers, and these insects have infected and killed thousands of acres of western pine forests. Researchers have predicted ...

dateDec 16, 2015 in Environment
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New mesoamerican pine beetle described

A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America by ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Ecology
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Scientist uses fungus to destroy bark beetles

As Arizona and other western states face ongoing drought conditions, the region's pine forests are becoming more vulnerable to bark beetles, which attack and kill stressed trees, increasing wildfire danger. NAU researcher ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Ecology
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