Michael Just

About Michael Just

I am an applied ecologist and am generally interested in disturbance ecology. I am currently working on projects related to urban trees.

Sleepless in the city: Urban heat wakes up tree pests

Look closely at any urban or forest tree and you will find hundreds of insect and mite species scattered here and there feeding on leaves or sap. Most never become pests. A few species become pests only after some change in the environment – like warming temperatures. These are called sleeper species.

2020-03-16T14:35:52-04:00 March 16th, 2020|Categories: Urban Ecology|Tags: , , |