Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Extreme weather caused by climate change decides distribution of insects, study shows

Date:
February 20, 2014

Source:
Aarhus University

Summary:
Extreme weather caused by climate change in the coming decades is likely to have profound implications for distributions of insects and other invertebrates. This is suggested by a new study of insects in tropical and temperate regions of Australia. "Our predictions are that some species would disappear entirely in the next few decades, even when they have a fairly wide distribution that currently covers hundreds of kilometers”, the researchers conclude.

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