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Johanna Sunde: Are butterflies able to keep up with climate change?

Välkommen till en föreläsning i Fakulteten för hälso- och livsvetenskaps seminarieserie inom det naturvetenskapliga området.


Johanna Sunde, postdok, Linnéuniversitetet


Are butterflies able to keep up with climate change?


Increasing temperatures due to climate change pose serious challenges to biodiversity. Species, which have adapted to their local environments, need to cope with the alterations in some way to persist and stay viable. One way of doing this is by tracking the climate, and many species have shifted their distributional ranges poleward in response to the rising temperatures. However, little is known about whether species are actually able to keep up with the temperature shifts and stay within their preferred climatic niches. During the seminar, I will address this issue by sharing our findings from analyses of distributional changes over the past century for more than 100 species of butterflies in Sweden and Finland. I will also discuss how other important factors (land use and species traits) might influence the success of environmental tracking.

Datum och tid/Time and date

12 mars 2021 kl. 13.00-13.40

Zoomlänk till seminariet

Seminariet är på engelska.