Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary 113 in IUFRO News Vol. 42, Issue 10, early November 2013

At a IUFRO conference in Canada scientists discussed latest findings related to the ecology and management of forest insects, and the potential for climate and climate change to affect their dynamics.

Global climate change is affecting biotic disturbance patterns in forests around the world. The protection and preservation of this valuable resource is critical to the functioning of ecosystems and economies, and the future is uncertain. Against this background, the influence of climate on key forest insect physiological processes that drive population irruptions and growth was a main theme throughout the conference on "Forest Insect Disturbance in a Warming Environment" held on September 15-19, 2013, at the Banff Centre, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.


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Forest Insect Disturbance in a Warming Environment

By Barbara Bentz, USDA Forest Service, IUFRO Working Party 7.03.05 Coordinator and 7.03.00 Deputy Coordinator
(, and Richard Fleming, Natural Resources
Canada, IUFRO Working Party 7.03.07 Coordinator (

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