A new climate story of a major climate impact: pine beetle infestations in warming climate. Images showing practical engagement with climate impacts or solutions were preferred in our research to images that were staged or posed.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Research Scientist, Bark Beetle Ecology Kathy Bleiker of the Canadian Forest Service and Field Technician Gurp Thandi collect mountain pine beetles at a research site near Grande Prairie, Alberta. They are able to determine how many beetles are infesting a section of the tree, and how many survive the winter and emerge the following year. In past warm years, as many as ten times as many beetles emerge as have entered the tree