Jasper Park’s Pine Beetles May Be Hardier Genetic Hybrids, Study Says

Mountain pine beetles devastating the forests of Jasper National Park are genetic hybrids that may be more resistant to extermination, a University of Alberta study says.

“What we discovered is an eye of the storm where we see a sort of mixture of two genetic populations coming together in Jasper National Park,” said Jasmine Janes, an evolutionary biologist and lead author of the study, which was published Friday in The Forestry Chronicle. read more >>