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Climate, People, and the Environment Program Seminar Series - Jaclyn Matthes; Assistant Professor, Wellesley College

Putting bugs into models: Forecasting the ecosystem impacts of insects and pathogens

Event Details

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Interactions between biotic and climatic disturbances are likely to amplify the aggregate effects of disturbance within forests, but measuring and modeling aggregate stress is challenging.This research developed a generalized framework for modeling the impacts of insects and pathogens on trees in ecosystem models and used two examples of current invasive insect outbreaks in eastern U.S. forests to test this predictive framework.