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Dr. Diana Six is a Professor of Forest Entomology/Pathology at the University of Montana, and Chair of the Department of Ecosystems & Conservation Sciences.

Diana conducts research on various aspects of bark beetle ecology and management, including investigations into how bark beetles may affect the ability of forests to adapt to climate change. This includes work on mountain pine beetle outbreaks in lodgepole and ponderosa pine, and the massive die-offs of whitebark pine in North America and the giant Euphorbia tree in southern Africa.


She is involved in collaborative efforts with scientists in the U.S., South Africa, Sweden and Mexico.

Diana is an associate editor for the journals Insects, Journal of Economic Entomology, and Agricultural and Forest Entomology. She has a Ph.D. in Entomology from University of California, Riverside.

Diana is an avid fly fisher and fly tier, who spends as much time as she can in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, and cross country skiing.

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