UC Santa Cruz music professor David Dunn has joined forces with two forest scientists from Northern Arizona University to combat an insect infestation that is killing millions of trees throughout the West.
- Author: Lorena Anderson
- Author: Kat Kerlin
Treatments May Reduce Loss in Future Droughts and Bark Beetle Epidemics
- Author: Jeannette Warnert
Reposted from UCANR News
Given California's changing climate, should Sierra Nevada residents replant pine trees after so many died during the 2010-2016 drought? The short answer is yes, says Susie Kocher, UC Cooperative Extension forestry advisor.
“We have every reason to believe that pines will continue to be an important part of mixed conifer forests in the Sierras,” Kocher said.
- Author: Pat Joseph
Reprinted from California Magazine, UC Berkeley Alumni Association
Pete Oboyski worries about bugs eating his bugs.
Scratch that. The collections manager at the Essig Museum of Entomology, Oboyski worries about insects eating his insects—specifically, a family of beetles known as dermestids, which, should they make their way in, could reduce the museum's 6-million-plus specimens to powdery ruin. As any...
- Author: Scott Rappaport