2021 Webinar: Invasion Potential of Mountain Pine Beetle to Forests of the Lake States

left: Image of pine die-off from mountain pine beetle right: mountain pine beetle close-up

Mountain pine beetle, an insect that has killed tens of millions of acres of mature pines in the western U.S. and Canada, has been expanding its range eastward. Though the mountain pine beetle has not yet reached Minnesota, the potential establishment of the species poses a serious threat to pine forests throughout the state.  If it were to arrive, mountain pine beetle would need to successfully assimilate into forests whose flora and fauna differ substantially from those in its native range. Brian will present some highlights of recent research that helps understand how the threat of mountain pine beetle may be facilitated or impeded by our native insects and trees.

Date: Tuesday August 17, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Brian Aukema, Professor, UMN Dept. of Entomology
Cost: $35 for non-members and $20 for members for the entire series
CEUs: Approved by SAF for 1 Category 1 CFE credits.

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Details on our 2021 webinar series

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Kaitlyn Wilson at kaitlynw@umn.edu.

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Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
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