Kristi Backe

About Kristi Backe

I am interested in urban ecology and am studying relationships between street tree diversity and the makeup of arthropod communities in trees.

Do itchy caterpillars have an advantage in cities?

For many years, scientists have used forest maps to focus their predictions about where these itchy caterpillars might spread. But, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the PPM doesn’t actually need forests. It just needs trees, and it’s willing to accept the ones in the front yard, thank you very much.

2018-01-24T09:14:21+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Urban Ecology|Tags: , , , , |