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The great mountain pine beetle outbreak - a global perspective: Diana Six at TEDxUMontana

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Published on Nov 4, 2013

An entomologist tells the story of how a little beetle has ecologically and economically altered North America's forests.
Diana Six, Ph.D., is professor of Forest Entomology and Pathology at the University of Montana, and an editor of four scientific journals. Her research focuses on just about every aspect of bark beetles possible from genomics to evolution, from symbiosis with microbes to management. In recent years her work 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 who thinks bark beetles are cute.

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