Blog post at JEcol

Published on: 25. August 2020

The COAT article “Can novel pest outbreaks drive ecosystem transitions in northern-boreal birch forest?” in Journal of Ecology was shortlisted for the Harper Prize early researcher award earlier this spring.

Blog post at JEcol

In this blog post on the journal webpage, first author Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad explains how the emergence of novel climate-driven outbreaks by geometrid moths in the mountain birch forest came to define the trajectory of his career and the focus of his research group, culminating in the featured paper on ecosystem regime shifts.