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Northern Forests Are Threatened by Southern Pine Beetle


The thought of global climate change conjures up images of coastal flooding and parched farmlands, but there is another sort of threat already upon us. As the environment warms, the destructive southern pine beetle has extended its range northward to include New Jersey’s prized Pinelands National Reserve.

Dartmouth IGERT faculty member Matt Ayres, Professor of Biology, is a pine beetle expert. He’s advocating public education on how we must manage our forests in a changing world and understand the connections between forests, climate, and people.

Read more about his work at the Dartmouth Now website.