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UF researcher works with professional filmmakers to communicate about forest health and climate change

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October 26, 2021

How can researchers communicate complex ecological issues to the public? To start, they can work with professional communicators. Jiri Hulcr, an associate professor of forest entomology at the University of Florida’s School of Forest, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Bark Beetles, Central Europe, Entomology And Nematology, Forest Health, ProForest, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
Figure 1. Dorsal view of an adult black turpentine beetle, Dendroctonus terebrans (Olivier). Its large size, trapezoidal pronotum, and rounded declivity distinguish it from all other bark beetles infesting pines in the southern United States. Credit: Adam Black and Jiri Hulcr, University of Florida

Black Turpentine Beetle, Dendroctonus terebrans (Olivier) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

July 31, 2015

Black turpentine beetles bore into the inner bark of stressed or injured pines, where they breed and feed on phloem tissue. Adults are strongly attracted to volatile pine odors and readily breed in fresh stumps. In typical forests, infestations ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Albert E. Mayfield, Bark Beetles, Curculionidae, Entomology And Nematology Department, Featured Creatures Collection, Jiri Hulcr, John L. Foltz

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