Department: W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
University System: University of Montana - Missoula
Diana Six, Ph.D., is professor of forest entomology and pathology in the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences at the University of Montana, Missoula, where her research focuses on just about every aspect of bark beetles possible from evolution, to symbiosis with microbes, to ecology, to management. In recent years, it has expanded to include how global change is affecting these ecologically and economically important insects and the forests within which they live. In conjunction with conducting research on symbiotic systems and writing and editing for scientific journals, Diana Six has recently added emphasis on translating science for the public, particularly in the area of climate change. She is an intense lover of nature and the outdoors likes to lift big weights for fun and is one of the few people in Montana that thinks bark beetles are cute.