Impacts of climate change on Lepidoptera species and communities

Hufnagel, Levente and Kocsis, Márton (2011) Impacts of climate change on Lepidoptera species and communities. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 9 (1). pp. 43-72.

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In this review, the impacts of climate change on Lepidoptera species and communities are summarized, regarding already registered changes in case of individual species and assemblies, and possible future effects. These include changes in abundance, distribution ranges (altitude above sea level, geographical distribution), phenology (earlier or later flying, number of generations per year). The paper also contains a short description of the observed impacts of single factors and conditions (temperature, atmospheric CO2 concentration, drought, predators and parasitoids, UV-B radiation) affecting the life of moths and butterflies, and recorded monitoring results of changes in the Lepidoptera communities of some observed areas. The review is closed with some theoretical considerations concerning the characteristics of “winner” species and also the features and conditions needed for a successful invasion, conquest of new territories.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:butterflies, moths, abundance, distribution, phenology
Divisions:Faculty of Horticultural Science > Department of Mathematics and Informatics
Funders:MTA TKI Adaptation to Climate Change Research Group, Corvinus University of Budapest, Bolyai János Research Scholarship, „ALÖKI” Alkalmazott Ökológiai Kutató- és Igazságügyi Szakértői Intézet Kft.
Projects:TÁMOP 4.2.1/B-09/1/KMR/-2010-0005
ID Code:1475
Deposited By: Z. S.
Deposited On:05 Mar 2014 11:03
Last Modified:05 Mar 2014 11:09

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