Video: Warming Cities Create a Buggy Problem
Watch the video from Local Motives, here.
Southeast CASC researcher Steve Frank from North Carolina State University was interviewed by the documentary series Local Motives on his research on the urban heat island effect, where urban areas full of impervious surfaces (e.g. sidewalks, roads, buildings) experience higher temperatures than surrounding rural areas. Frank explains how warmer conditions in urban areas may increase the presence of tree pests, threatening urban tree health. This research can inform urban planning that is considerate of climate change impacts.
This work stems from the Southeast CASC supported projects: