Insecten en klimaatswijziging in België: van de regen in de drup...

Dirk Maes, Anny Anselin, Kris Decleer, Geert De Knijf, V Fichefet

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    Being ectothermal, insects are predicted to suffer more severely from climate change than warm-blooded animals. We forecast possible changes in diversity and composition of butterflies, grasshoppers and dragonflies in Belgium under increasingly severe climate change scenarios for the year 2100. Butterfly and grasshopper diversity were predicted to decrease significantly in all scenarios and species-rich locations were predicted to move towards higher altitudes. Dragonfly diversity was predicted to decrease significantly in all scenarios, but dragonfly-rich locations were predicted to move upwards only in the less severe scenarios. The largest turnover rates were predicted to occur at higher altitudes for butterflies and grasshoppers, but at intermediate altitudes for dragonflies. We discuss possible conservation and policy measures to mitigate the putative strond impact of climate change on insect diversity in Belgium

    TaalNederlands
    TijdschriftNatuur.Focus
    Volume7
    Exemplaarnummer3
    Pagina's (van-tot)107-111
    Aantal pagina's5
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2008

    Thematische Lijst 2020

    • Water

    Thematische lijst

    • Fauna
    • Insecten

    EWI Biomedische wetenschappen

    • B280-dierenecologie

    Taxonomische lijst

    • dagvlinders (Lepidoptera)
    • libellen (Odonata)
    • sprinkhanen en krekels (Orthoptera)

    Beleidsmatig

    • klimaatbeleid (incl. biomassa-energie en koolstofopslag)

    Geografische lijst

    • Vlaanderen

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