Pests and Disease

March 21, 2013

National Science Foundation to award grants for beetle/forest fire relationship

Researchers at the University of Colorado will study the relationship between bark beetles and wildfires in the Rocky Mountain West thanks to a $170,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The competitive grant, provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, will help answer critical forest-management and wildfire-related questions, including: How [read more]

June 29, 2012

NASF participates in U.S./Canada Forest Health Summit

NASF joined a group of invited experts at the first forest health summit between the U.S. and Canada, held on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.  The summit gave both countries the opportunity to discuss common concerns such as invasive species and identify priorities and recommendations for senior officials.  The mountain pine beetle and emerald [read more]

April 10, 2012

Scientists clone ‘survivor’ American elm trees

Scientists at a Canadian univeristy have found a way to successfully clone American elm trees that survived epidemics of Dutch elm disease. Using tissue samples collected from shoot tips and dormant buds, researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada employed in vitro technology to produce genetic copies of trees that survived multiple Dutch elm [read more]

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