Butterflies and Climate Change

Butterflies and Climate Change

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Butterflies are particularly sensitive to climate and are important bio-indicators of climatic change. This book not only explores how butterflies adapt to climatic gradients and weather patterns, but also shows how their biogeography and evolution have responded to climate change in the past, and how they are likely to respond in the future as the enhanced greenhouse effect increasingly alters the world's climate.This emphasises the stochastic input of selection regimes on butterfly migration. ... it simply reflects the impact of varying selection pressures by seasonal regimes on long distant migrants which oviposit en ... For example, global scale disturbances such as El Nino events can influence rainfall in widely separated semi-aridanbsp;...

Title:Butterflies and Climate Change
Author:Roger L. H. Dennis
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 1993


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