Effects of climate and environmental change on Orthoptera

Organizer: David Hunter

The theme of the next Congress “Challenges in front of climatic and environmental changes” addresses one of the most important challenges facing us today, so a symposium on Effects of climate and environmental change on Orthoptera would be most appropriate. Our substantial alteration of the environment has led to extinctions of many species while increasing outbreaks of others either by increasing their numbers or altering the distributions into previously uninfested areas.

And there is increasing evidence of similar effects occurring through climate change, and such effects are likely to accelerate.

This symposium will examine the latest evidence for how changes in the climate and environment are affecting Orthoptera and what further effects are likely in the future.