Aquatic insects as target organisms for the study of effects of projected climate change in the British Isles

Elliott, J. Malcolm (1991) Aquatic insects as target organisms for the study of effects of projected climate change in the British Isles. Freshwater Forum, 1(3), pp. 195-203.

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Abstract

The chief objectives of this brief review are to collate and synthesise quantitative information on the temperature requirements of aquatic insects, and to identify species, and groups of species, that could be useful indicators of climate change and predictors of the ecological effects of change. It arose from the first phase of the Terrestrial Initiative in Global Environmental Research (TIGER), a five-year, NERC Community Programme on the role of the terrestrial biosphere in the science of global change. This phase involved the identification of criteria for selecting species suitable for the study of effects of projected climate change in the British Isles. Field and laboratory studies are reviewed, and criteria for selection of species for future research are suggested. The literature survey shows that no species of aquatic insect can be found to meet all three criteria, but information on the British stoneflies and their eggs already satisfies two of them.

Item Type: Article
Title: Aquatic insects as target organisms for the study of effects of projected climate change in the British Isles
Personal Creator/Author:
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Elliott, J. Malcolm
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 1
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 195-203
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address: library@fba.org.uk
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquatic insects; Behaviour; Climatic changes; Environmental effects; Indicator species; Life cycle; Temperature preferences; British isles
Subjects: Ecology
Environment
Item ID: 4526
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 14:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:16
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4526

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