Scientists Can Now Predict Which Invasive Insects Will Wipe Out Forests

Plagues of forest-destroying insects seem to arrive on our shores almost as regularly as ocean waves. Yet for each major tree killer, around half a dozen foreign insects live quietly in our forests, causing few noticeable problems. A new study may help scientists pick out the future tree killers from the crowd, and it has a surprising conclusion: It’s the characteristics of the trees that insects feed on, not the insects themselves, that matter. Read full story in Inside Science.

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