Landmark article on pine pest wins trophy
A multidisciplinary team of four scientists from Forest Research have been presented with an award for their work by the Royal Scottish Forestry Society. Their work was published as a paper in the Autumn 2017 edition of the Society’s journal Scottish Forestry. Entitled “Pine-tree lappet moth (Dendrolimus pini) in Scotland: Discovery, timber movement controls and assessment of risk” it charts the development of this pest of pine trees since its discovery in Scotland in 2009. The paper brings together the work of Dr Roger Moore, an entomologist, Dr Joan Cottrell, a geneticist, Dr Stuart A’Hara, a genetic conservation specialist and Duncan Ray, a climate change/spatial ecologist.