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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Research Topics: Insects and Disease
Invasive Insects: PSW has one of the world's leading authorities on termite taxonomy and has developed and evaluated numerous methods for assessment, taxonomy clarification, and control.
Pitch Canker: This fungus causes several serious diseases of pines. The pathogen infects a variety of vegetative and reproductive pine structures at different stages of maturity and produces a diversity of symptoms.
Response to Climate Change: Extreme weather can kill large expanses of trees directly by overwhelming tree physiological and structural strength. Patterns and rates of wood decay, caused by forest fungi, are also expected to change in response to climate changes which will influence forest carbon cycles.
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