2014-08-18

University of Alberta researcher studying pine beetle flight patterns

A University of Alberta biologist aims to get a step ahead of pine beetles with new research on the pesky insect’s flight patterns.

Maya Evenden, who has been studying mountain pine beetles for eight years, said the U of A is breaking into new territory by measuring flight capacity.

“When the beetle comes out of the tree as an adult, it has to fly to reproduce,” Evenden said.