Climate change is likely to cause an increase in insect infestations in forests. A recent study found that insect infestation-caused forest damage cause a significant increase in organic compound emissions in the northern boreal zone, which can cause the local climate to cool down.
Hannele Korhonen, FMI, tel. +358 40 8424 852
Insect infestations: Jarmo Holopainen, University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 40 355 3203
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12139–12157, 2015
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