This blog provides information and opinion on bark beetles, an amazing group of insects who, despite their small size, can engineer entire ecosystems
This blog is written by DIANA SIX , PhD, Professor of Forest Entomology and
Pathology at the University of Montana, Missoula, whose research focuses on just about every aspect of bark beetles possible from genomics, to evolution, to symbiosis with microbes, to management. In recent years it has expanded to include how global change is affecting these ecologically and economically important insects and the forests within which they live. She is an intense lover of nature and the outdoors, likes to lift big weights for fun, and is one of the few people in Montana that thinks bark beetles are cute.
The opinions expressed are soley those of the author and not of the The University of Montana