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NetApp 4. it wasn’t quite the polished production that theater fans have come to expect.] Tony Perry,In Sonia Gandhi’s adopted Udwa village millennials are impressed with Modi’s ‘audaciousness’ IV In Amethi millennial voters are looking beyond Rahul Gandhi Vast armies of tiny tree-killing insects called bark beetles have eaten their way through millions of hectares of pine forest in the western United States since the mid-1990s leaving the mountains of Colorado Wyoming Montana Idaho and other states riddled with dead trees But contrary to popular belief say the authors of a new study the beetles aren’t to blame for the record-breaking extent of the wildfires that have torched the region’s forests in recent years The study published online on 23 March in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to take a large-scale look at how beetles are affecting the acreage burned across the western United States Its findings are consistent with earlier research looking at smaller regions and are likely to fuel an ongoing debate over the wisdom of relatively expensive federal efforts to cull insect-damaged trees from western forests in part to reduce fire risk “We examined [an] assumption that’s been made in a lot of policy and management discussions” says co-author Tom Veblen a forest and fire ecologist at the University of Colorado Boulder “That as a result of tree-kill by bark beetles there should be an increase in the aggregate area burned in the western US” To see if that assumption is correct the researchers compared US Forest Service maps of forests affected by the mountain pine beetle—the beetle species responsible for the most tree death—with maps of acreage burned during the peak wildfire seasons since 2002 “We were looking to see if there was more area burned in forests that had been infested by mountain pine beetle rather than the live forests” says lead author Sarah Hart a University of Colorado postdoctoral researcher The result Hart says: “We did not find any difference” Specifically the researchers found that beetles had recently attacked just 5% of the more than 100000 square kilometers of forest that burned during the 2006 2007 and 2012 wildfire seasons Intuitively it might seem that mountainsides pincushioned with dead dry trees should burn more readily than those still awash in green News headlines have frequently linked beetle-kill with fire risk as have lawmakers The 2014 Farm Bill passed by Congress for instance authorized spending up to $200 million annually to combat insect and disease threats to trees on some 18 million hectares of public land Such efforts—including removing or “thinning” insect-damaged trees from forests—would “help reduce the risk of wildfires and the threats they pose to our communities and natural resources” Senator Michael Bennet (D–CO) predicted at the time Some researchers however worry that poorly planned thinning efforts could be at best a waste of money and at worst do more ecological damage to forests than they prevent Veblen for instance says that the evidence suggests that thinning beetle-kill at a “landscape-scale” isn’t likely to prevent big fires In part that’s because hot dry weather plays a much bigger role than beetles in determining when and where forests burn he and his colleagues have concluded Under those conditions—which have been common in recent years—both live and dead stands of trees burn spectacularly well (Veblen acknowledges that smaller scale thinning efforts are necessary to reduce fire risk around homes and critical infrastructure such as reservoirs but notes that such strategies are often useful whether or not trees have been killed by beetles) Although the study’s main finding is sound says Matt Jolly a research ecologist with the US Forest Service’s Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula Montana the research does not address another issue that’s frequently overlooked: how insect damage might influence the behavior of wildfires making them more dangerous and difficult to fight “There are really two ways of looking at how mountain pine beetles affect actual fires” Jolly says One is to go in after the fact and study how beetles affected forest ecology or the area burned as Hart and Veblen did “The other side of the story” Jolly says “is to consider how those fires burned when they were burning” Lab studies and observational reports from firefighters show that the presence of beetle-kill can change fire behavior he says making the flames erratic and therefore more difficult to control “The flame lengths and rates of spread in the beetle-kill is significantly higher” Jolly says and fires may “spot” more shooting out sparks that light new fires and move in unpredictable directions—a major hazard for firefighters on the ground Those differences can influence decision-making during firefighting operations and they also matter for communities at the edge of forests ravaged by beetles In such places clearing insect-damaged trees may be a wise investment Even if thinning doesn’t prevent wildfire altogether it could increase firefighters’ ability to stop a fire advancing on homes and reduce the safety risks they face on the job Hart agrees that such concerns are real “We don’t want to say [beetles are] unimportant for fire” she says “But we do want to say that what burns isn’t strongly affected [by beetles]” And that has policy implications she adds “If you’re trying to manage for fire it’s probably a better strategy to manage for the underlying driver of fire across the West There we’re talking about warm and dry conditions” "How is it possible to iron out every flaw in over 70 districts in merely five years?C. says she’s "surprised and pleased" to see the scientific community organize itself so quickly "The scientists realize their work should be published not locked and that they are behind the steering wheel" says Joseph Although the petition singles out Elsevier both Gowers and Joseph emphasize that other big publishers—such as Springer and Wiley – apply similar business models The focus is on Elsevier mainly due to its strong support to the Research Works Act says Gowers Joseph says that Springer has taken several steps to ensure that its copyright practices are more favorable to authors and end-users in general Gowers says he’s considering further steps if support for the petition keeps growing such as approaching the publisher directly (One commenter on his blog also suggested urging members of journals’ editorial boards to resign) "But we have not decided on this yet Timing is crucial" says Gowers "Doing this too early could mean we have not gained sufficient pressure too late could mean we have lost our momentum" One scientist who strongly supports the boycott is Jonathan Eisen a microbial genomicist at the University of California Davis and the Academic Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Biology an open access journal On Tuesday Eisen urged readers of his blog to go one 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