Arthropods and climate change - arctic challenges and opportunities.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature305348
Source
Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2020 10; 41:40-45
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review
Date
10-2020
Author
Toke T Høye
Author Affiliation
Department of Bioscience and Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, Grenåvej 14, DK-8410 Rønde, Denmark. Electronic address: tth@bios.au.dk.
Source
Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2020 10; 41:40-45
Date
10-2020
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review
Keywords
Animals
Arctic Regions
Arthropods - physiology
Biodiversity
Climate change
Ecosystem
Temperature
Abstract
The harsh climate, limited human infrastructures, and basic autecological knowledge gaps represent substantial challenges for studying arthropods in the Arctic. At the same time, rapid climate change, low species diversity, and strong collaborative networks provide unique and underexploited Arctic opportunities for understanding species responses to environmental change and testing ecological theory. Here, I provide an overview of individual, population, and ecosystem level responses to climate change in Arctic arthropods. I focus on thermal performance, life history variation, population dynamics, community composition, diversity, and biotic interactions. The species-poor Arctic represents a unique opportunity for testing novel, automated arthropod monitoring methods. The Arctic can also potentially provide insights to further understand and mitigate the effects of climate change on arthropods worldwide.
PubMed ID
32674064 View in PubMed
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