07 Jul '12, 2pm

'Blame-ologists' and the Colorado Fires

Climate: Bark beetles, like all insects, are ectotherms (an organism whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its environment). Every aspect of the beetle’s life is affected by temperature—from the number of eggs it lays, to its ability to disperse, to the rate at which the beetle moves from one life stage to the next (for example, from pupa to adult), to the survival of the beetle during cold periods. Moun- tain pine beetles, for instance, move from one life stage to another only when temperatures are warm enough—a threshold which varies depending on geographic location. During the past decade, most years ranked among the warmest since record keeping began in the mid-1800s. Naturally this is also the case in forest ecosystems where bark beetles make their home. Cold winter temperature is a major mortality agent of bark beetles. Warmer winter temperatures fost...

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