A northward shift of range margins in British Odonata

Author
Hickling Rachael
Roy D. B.
Hill Jane K.
Thomas Chris D.
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Abstract

<p>Many species are predicted to shift their ranges to higher latitudes and altitudes in response to climate warming. This study presents evidence for 37 species of nonmigratory British dragonflies and damselflies shifting northwards at their range margins over the past 40 years, seemingly as a result of climate change. This response by an exemplar group of insects associated with fresh water, parallels polewards range changes observed in terrestrial invertebrates and other taxa.</p>

Year of Publication
2005
Journal
Global Change Biology
Volume
11
Issue
3
Number of Pages
502-506
Date Published
2005
ISBN Number
1365-2486
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