Washington State Magazine
Search Results

Tag: Forest ecology

2 article(s) found with this tag.

The Scrambled Natural World of Global Warming, A Travelogue
Winter 2014

More than 20 years ago, entomologist Jesse Logan ’77 predicted that global warming would lead to the rise of the mountain pine beetle and the devastation of forests around the West. He was right. Now a menagerie of creatures, including beetles, salamanders, ticks, and birds, are caught up in climate change.

Categories: Environmental studies, Biological sciences
Tags: Insects, Forest ecology, Climate change, Entomology

The forgotten forest
Spring 2013

Early successional forests, the stage following a major disturbance such as fire, windstorm, or harvest, has a valuable ecological role for plants and wildlife, according to WSU forest ecologist Mark Swanson.

Categories: Forestry, Environmental studies
Tags: Forest ecology, Early successional forests, Forest management