The University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection is a biorepository for vouchers from varied projects throughout the state. A number of examples of possible and potential climate change impacts on the terrestrial invertebrates of Alaska will be presented. These will cover various taxa including snow-field associated rove beetles, butterflies, ants, and earthworms. This work will be put in a global context.
Papers mentioned during presentation:
- Impacts of climate warming on terrestrial ectotherms across latitude
- More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas
- Declining diversity and abundance of High Arctic fly assemblages over two decades of rapid climate warming
- Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
- Compounded effects of climate change and habitat alteration shift patterns of butterfly diversity
- MORTALITY OF LEPIDOPTERA ALONG ROADWAYS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS
- Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived?
- New Records of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) From Dogs, Cats, Humans, and Some Wild Vertebrates in Alaska: Invasion Potential.
- Earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) of Interior Alaska
- Butterflies of Alaska, A Field Guide
- Warm summers prepare for spruce bark beetle return
- Increasing insect reactions in Alaska: Is this related to changing climate?