Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change

27 agosto 2014

Century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees — and the news is not good. «Recent studies found that scale insect populations increase on oak and maple trees in warmer urban areas, which raises the possibility that these pests may also increase with global warming,» says the lead author of the paper.