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Tree Eaters: Predicting the Response of Herbivores to the Integrated Effects of Urban and Global Change


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Climate in the southeastern U.S. is predicted to be changing at a slower rate than other parts of North America. However, land use change associated with urbanization is having a significant effect on wildlife populations and habitat availability. We sought to understand the effect of global warming on both beneficial and pest insects of trees. We used urban warming as a proxy for global warming as many cities have already warmed as much, due to heat island effects, as they are expected to warm due to climate change by 2050 or even 2100. We were able to develop good predictive models of how warming influences beneficial and pest insects for cities in the Southeast and across the east coast more generally. We were also able to predict [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Robb Dunn, Steven D. Frank
Funding Agency :
Southeast CSC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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