Abundance distributions and climate change

There is much current interest in the possible impacts of global climate change on both the abundance and distribution of pest species. All insects have a developmental threshold below which there is no development, and above this threshold, a thermal budget, the number of day degrees required to complete a generation. By way of generalization, it might be expected therefore that under a warmer climate, insects would develop more rapidly within existing distributions (increasing abundance and...

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