Disturbances and Stressors

Insect Disturbance

Overview

Forest insect populations are influenced by temperature and other environmental conditions, and so future changes in climate can be expected to affect forest insect outbreaks. In some cases, larger and more frequent insect outbreaks may occur, but in other cases recurring outbreaks may be disrupted.

Read more about the complex relationship between climate, forest insects and their hosts, and the implications for forest managers.

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