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CALS' resident bug guy, PJ Liesch of UW-Madison Department of Entomology, shared his expertise and answered questions in a recent episode of Forward Motion on the Big Ten Network!

As climate warms, beetles march on high-elevation forests

In a report published Dec. 31, 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of scientists led by Ken Raffa, UW-Madison professor of entomology and a senior author of the new paper, reports a rising threat to the whitebark pine forests of the northern Rocky Mountains as native mountain pine beetles climb ever higher, attacking trees that have not evolved strong defenses to stop them. 

Read the full story here, courtesy of University of Wisconsin-News:

As climate warms, bark beetles march on high-elevation forests

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