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Insect infestations in forests may cause local cooling in climate

Insect infestations in forests may cause local cooling in climate

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.

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Hannele Korhonen, tel. +358 40 8424 852

Jarmo Holopainen, University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 40 355 3203

Jorma Joutsensaari, University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 40 828 4146

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12139–12157, 2015



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