April 17th, 2014: “Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate” with Steve Frank, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Trees help mitigate the urban heat island effect and provide other services to urban residents. Unfortunately, herbivores are often more abundant and damaging on urban than rural trees. We have found that urban warming increases pest abundance directly and indirectly by changing interactions with parasitoids. Our goal is to determine how urban warming and pests interact to affect tree health and the services they provide. We also want to determine if cities, which have been warming for centuries, may be canaries in the coal mine that can predict the effects of global warming on natural forests.
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