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The Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Chattanoogan highlighted the recent findings of Dan Simberloff and Christy Leppanen about the possible link between hemlock woolly adelgids’ winter activity and climate change. The UT researchers say the unusual hatching cycle of the hemlock woolly adelgid may help explain why management efforts thus far have failed.

Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Leppanen, a postdoctoral research associate, works in Simberloff’s lab.