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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Insects: General

Effects of Climate Change on Insects Physiological, Evolutionary, and Ecological Responses

By: Daniel González-Tokman(Editor), Wesley Dáttilo(Editor)
376 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Effects of Climate Change on Insects
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  • Effects of Climate Change on Insects ISBN: 9780192864161 Hardback Mar 2024 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Anthropogenic climate change is likely to be the largest environmental challenge of this century, posing an existential threat to humans as well as most plants and animals. Insects are the largest and most diverse group of organisms on Earth and are involved in nutrient cycling, pollination, seed dispersal, and control populations of other organisms, besides being a major food source for other taxa and vectors of many human diseases. Therefore, synthesizing insect physiological, evolutionary and ecological responses in a single book is relevant for a potentially wide audience interested in different aspects of insect responses to climate change.

This book focuses not only on insects of economic or public health importance, but also on non-model organisms, which provide fundamental evidence on the threats posed to global insect populations. Insect responses to climate change are evaluated and organized at four main levels: individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems, providing the central structure of the book. This work will help to meet demand for knowledge from advanced students and researchers about a critical subject matter of growing importance.

Effects of Climate Change on Insects is an advanced textbook that will appeal to upper level undergraduate and postgraduate entomology students as well as researchers and conservationists seeking to understand different aspects of insect responses to anthropogenic climate change.


1. Anthropogenic Climate Change: Causes, Consequences, and a Call to Action and Research / Wesley Dáttilo & Daniel González-Tokman
2. Evidence From the Fossil Record on Insect Response to Climate Change / Ellen Currano
3. Studying Climate Change Effects in the Era of Omic Sciences / Zach Fuller & Maren Wellenreuther
4. Physiological Mechanisms of Heat Tolerance in Insects / Daniel González-Tokman & Sebastián Villada-Bedoya
5. Genetic and Plastic Responses of Insects to Climate Change / Patrick Rohner
6. Effects of Climate Change on Insect Phenology / Gang Ma, Chun-Sen Ma, Cécile Le Lann & Joan van Baaren
7. Sexual Selection in Insects in Times of Climate Change / Daniel González-Tokman & Sebastián Villada-Bedoya
8. Interspecific Hybridization in Insects in Times of Climate Change / Rosa Ana Sánchez-Guillén, Luis Rodrigo Arce-Valdés, Andrea Viviana Ballén-Guapacha, Jesús Ordaz-Morales & Miguel Stand-Pérez
9. Changes in Insect Population Dynamics Due to Climate Change / Carol Boggs
10. Evidence of Climate Change Effects on Insect Diversity: The Wind and the Pinwheel / Kleber Del-Claro, Vitor Miguel da Costa Silva, Eduardo S. Calixto, Elliot Centeno de Oliveira, Iasmim Pereira, Diego Anjos, Helena Maura Torezan-Silingardi & Renan Fernandes Moura
11. Effects of Climate Change on Insect Distributions and Invasions / Lucie Aulus-Giacosa, Olivia K. Bates, Aymeric Bonnamour, Jelena Bujan, Jérôme Gippet, Gyda Fenn-Moltu, Tristan Klaftenberger & Cleo Bertelsmeier
12. Insect Communities Adapting to Climate Change: Using Species' Trajectories Along Elevation Gradients in Tropical and Temperate Zones / Genoveva Rodríguez-Castañeda & Anouschka R. Hof
13. Impacts of Climate Change on Insect Pollinators and Consequences for their Ecological Function / Laura A. Burkle & Shalene Jha
14. Insect Vectors of Human Pathogens in a Warming World: Summarizing Responses and Consequences / Berenice González-Rete, Jesús Guillermo Jiménez-Cortés, Margarita Cabrera-Bravo, Paz María Salazar-Schettino, Any Laura Flores-Villegas, José Antonio de Fuentes-Vicente & Alex Córdoba-Aguilar
15. Climate Change Disrupts Insect Biotic Interactions: Cascading Effects Through the Web of Life / Pedro Luna & Wesley Dáttilo
16. Refugia From Climate Change, and Their Influence on the Diversity and Conservation of Insects / Guim Ursul, Mario Mingarro, Juan Pablo Cancela, Helena Romo & Robert J. Wilson
17. Improving our Understanding of Insect Responses to Climate Change: Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives / Daniel González-Tokman, Ornela de Gasperin & Wesley Dáttilo

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Daniel González-Tokman received his doctoral degree in Biological Sciences in 2012 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Currently, he is a researcher at Instituto de Ecologia A.C., Mexico and the National Council for Science and Technology. He has authored 50 publications in the fields of insect physiology, behaviour, ecology, toxicology, evolution and conservation. He co-edited the OUP book Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences (2018) with Alex Cordoba-Aguilar and Isaac Gonzalez-Santoyo.

Wesley Dáttilo received his doctoral degree in Neuroethology in 2015 from Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico. Currently, he is a full-time researcher at Instituto de Ecologia A.C., Mexico. The main focus of his research over the last decade has been to understand how species interactions involving mainly insects vary through space-time, and how they are influenced by environmental perturbations. He has written and co-authored over 100 publications based on his research.

By: Daniel González-Tokman(Editor), Wesley Dáttilo(Editor)
376 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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