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Department of Plant Sciences

The Consequence of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services

Chris Gilligan has contributed to a paper published in Science doi: 10.1126/science.1235773
Science 15 November 2013: Vol. 342 no. 6160

Trees and forests provide a wide variety of ecosystem services in addition to timber, food, and other provisioning services. New approaches to pest and disease management are needed that take into account these multiple services and the different stakeholders they benefit, as well as the likelihood of greater threats in the future resulting from globalization and climate change. These considerations will affect priorities for both basic and applied research and how trade and phytosanitary regulations are formulated.

Authors: I. L. Boyd1, P. H. Freer-Smith, C. A. Gilligan, H. C. J. Godfray