About this book
This book combines papers from two symposia of the World Wide Dragonfly Association (WDA) in Pontevedra (2005) and Swakopmund (2007) - which were compiled by the editor, as well as some additional contributions and a general view on biodiversity related climate change impacts from the EC funded ALARM project.
All the contributions show, that there are already and will be even more changes within dragonfly as well as general aquatic communities, leading to threats for many species, in particular the stenoecious ones.
We are far from general conclusions and understanding of all factors and effects, as still too many questions are open: e.g. i) whether adaptations of species to new conditions are possible, and if yes, to which extent, ii) what are long term and synergistic effects, and iii) whether there are management options to mitigate climate change impacts.
Monitoring climate change with Dragonflies: Foreword
Climate change impacts on biodiversity: a short introduction with special emphasis on the ALARM approach for the assessment of multiple risks
Trends in occurrence of thermophilous dragonfly species in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Do climate changes influence dispersal and population dynamics of dragonflies in the western Peruvian Andes?
Impacts of extreme weather and climate change on South African dragonflies
Climate and elevational range of a South African dragonfly assemblage
Southern dragonflies expanding in Wallonia (south Belgium): a consequence of global warming?
Monitoring of Odonata in Britain and possible insights into climate change
When south goes north: Mediterranean dragonflies (Odonata) conquer Flanders (North-Belgium)
Changes in the range of dragonflies in the Netherlands and the possible role of temperature change
Monitoring the effects of conservation actions in agricultural and urbanized landscapes - also useful for assessing climate change?
Anthropogenic climate change impacts on ponds: a thermal mass perspective
Expansion of Crocothemis erythraea in Ukraine
Dragonfly and Damselfly (Insecta, Odonata) Distributions in Ontario, Canada: Investigating the Influence of Climate Change
The local species richness of Dragonflies in mountain waterbodies: an indicator of climate warming?
Dragonflies and climatic change - recent trends in Germany and Europe