Symbiosis and Biodiversity’s Roles in Pine Beetle Epidemic

There have been suggestions that climate change has played a role in the epidemic outbreak of mountain pine beetle in Western Canada.  University of Alberta's Justine Karst 's research on symbiotic fungi sheds light on another factor which makes lodgepole pines more vulnerable. It also serves as another reminder of the importance of biodiversity. What follows is a "transcript" from last week's interview with Karst by... Continue Reading →

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