Climate change and biological control: the consequences of increasing temperatures on host–parasitoid interactions

Furlong, Michael J. and Zalucki, Myron P. (2017) Climate change and biological control: the consequences of increasing temperatures on host–parasitoid interactions. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 20 39-44. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2017.03.006


Author Furlong, Michael J.
Zalucki, Myron P.
Title Climate change and biological control: the consequences of increasing temperatures on host–parasitoid interactions
Journal name Current Opinion in Insect Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2214-5753
2214-5745
Publication date 2017-04-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.cois.2017.03.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 20
Start page 39
End page 44
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The relative thermal requirements and tolerances of hymenopteran parasitoids and their hosts were investigated based on published data. The optimal temperature (Topt) for development of parasitoids was significantly lower than that for their hosts. Given the limited plasticity of insect responses to high temperatures and the proximity of Topt to critical thermal maxima, this suggests that host–parasitoid interactions could be negatively affected by increasing global temperatures. A modelling study of the interactions between the diamondback moth and its parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum in Australia indicated that predicted temperature increases will have a greater negative impact on the distribution of the parasitoid than on its host and that they could lead to its exclusion from some agricultural regions where it is currently important.
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