Grad Student Derek Rosenberger in the news!
[11/17/2014] Derek Rosenberger, a Ph.D. student studying under Dr. Brian Aukema and Dr. Rob Venette, spoke with KSTP 5 Eyewitness News regarding his research of the Mountain Pine Beetle. These destructive little beetles have been wreaking havoc in Colorado and South Dakota. Derek's research suggests they could start attacking pines in Minnesota as well. Researchers brought in different pine trees from Minnesota and placed the beetle into logs to see how the insect reacted. Unfortunately, the research has shown that mountain pine beetles will attack pine trees found in Minnesota. Watch the Video.