More Trees Are Dying Due to Drought and Wildfire but Do Not Lose Sight of Forest Pathogens

Abstract Accelerated forest dieback has been documented at many locations around the world that have experienced severe drought, warming, and wildfires associated with global climate change. Exotic forest diseases pose a comparably large threat to wild forests. Synthesizing surveillance plot data to parameterize spatial epidemiological models, Cobb et al. (2020, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EF001500) estimate that the introduced […]

More Trees are Dying due to Drought and Wildfire, but Don’t Lose Sight of Forest Pathogens

Abstract Accelerated forest dieback has been documented at many locations around the world that have experienced severe drought, warming and wildfires associated with global climate change. Exotic forest diseases pose a comparably large threat to wild forests. Synthesizing surveillance plot data to parameterize spatial epidemiological models, Cobb et al. (2020) estimate that the introduced invasive […]