Insect Cold Biology

Climate change is predicted to have a greater impact in colder regions and therefore will have a large influence on the organisms that inhabit or thrive in these cold environments. Anthropogenically induced climate change will likely result in range shifts and extinctions leading to alterations in the composition and structure of insect communities. Research to reveal adaptations for survival at low temperatures in cold-adapted aquatic insects will be used to determine the influence of temperature on their large-scale geographic distributions and to model and predict the effects of climate change on these organisms. Available literature concerning the effects of global warming on aquatic organisms lacks sufficient information to predict the influence of climate change on aquatic insects; therefore, this research will improve our knowledge of how climate change impacts cold-adapted species in cold habitats.

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