by Andrew Bryant, 18 April 2013.
Doug Corrin is Professor of Forestry at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. He spoke about the biological adaptations of the mountain pine beetle, and how they enabled it to become the largest insect epidemic in North American history.
Doug also discussed how recent weather patterns, and past firefighting efforts, have contributed to this outbreak. We learned that it is not just Mother Nature who is to blame!
In a first for us, Doug has kindly made his complete Powerpoint presentation available here. Enjoy!