Seeing the Future in the Trees

Over on the EcoIPM blog, Your Wild Life team member, Emily Meineke, has a new blog post describing her research on scale insects, small pest insects that spend most of their lives sucking the juices from willow oaks. Emily, a PhD student working with Steve Frank and Rob Dunn, is the lead author of new research published today in the journal PLOS ONE – their research showed that urban warming causes scale insects living on willow oak to become more abundant in the hot parts of the cities. Check out her post, embedded below:


As Emily notes near the end of her post, we’re just beginning to understand the ecological story of scale insects living on street trees in cities. Emily and post-doc Elsa Youngsteadt (who’s studying another species of scale living on street trees in East Coast cities) recently worked with multi-media artist Lynn Fellman to illustrate a bit more of this complicated story. Enjoy!

By |2016-11-22T13:47:28-05:00March 27th, 2013|

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Holly Menninger
As Director of Public Science, Holly coordinates our empire of citizen science projects and manages the online science communication here at Your Wild Life. An entomologist by training, she’s a science communicator by passion and practice.

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