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Edited By: Jane K. Hill, Francis Gilbert and Rebeca B. Rosengaus
Impact Factor: 1.967
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 12/90 (Entomology)
Online ISSN: 1365-2311
Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology
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Effects of altered precipitation on insect community composition and structure in a meadow steppe
Hui Zhu, Deli Wang, Ling Wang, Jian Fang, Wei Sun and Bingzhong Ren
There are many studies showing how insects are responding to recent climate change, but most previous studies have focused on temperature effects. Climate change is also predicted to alter precipitation patterns, and this study examines the effects of variation in rainfall on insect communities in meadow steppe grasslands. The authors report findings from an experimental field manipulation in which they altered rainfall compared with natural precipitation patterns (control, +30% rainfall, and −30% rainfall). Results reveal complex responses of insects to altered precipitation, and both increased and decreased rainfall caused declines in insect diversity and shifts in trophic structure as a result of plant and habitat effects. In addition, the authors found inter-annual variation in the insect community, and the authors conclude that long-term experiments are important for drawing correct conclusions about the impacts of climate change on grassland ecosystems.
Images from Top to Bottom: Corymbia dichroa, Graphosoma rubrolineata, Locusta migratoria, and Meadow Steppe.
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Ecological Entomology awards a “best paper” biennially. The following paper is the most recent winner:
Chinese mantids gut toxic monarch caterpillars: avoidance of prey defence?
Jamie L. Rafter, Anurag A. Agrawal, Evan L. Preisser
Ecological Entomology 2013, 38, 76-82
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