Produced by: Chris O’Flaherty, Todd Amacker, Shireen Rahimi, Olivia Schmidt, and Tim Treuer
Finalist in: Student & Emerging
When Professor Diana Six, from the University of Montana, enters the forest, she is on a mission to crack the genetic code of the pine tree. She's driven to understand the trees, the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and their relationship with our forests. Hear about what this beetle--recently responsible for the largest insect outbreak in recorded history--can tells us about the future of our forests and climate.