Predicting insect responses to climate change

Ary Hoffmann *1

1 University of Melbourne, Bio21 Insitute, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, VIC, Australia

The effects of climate change on insects are normally predicted through correlative distribution modelling but other approaches can provide additional data. In particular physiological and evolutionary information can inform likely distribution shifts and also indicate the vulnerability of different insect groups. In this talk I will cover some of the approaches that can be used and illustrate them with recent data from Drosophila species collected by our group.

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