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Understanding and mitigating the impact of climate change on insect pests and food security

Code: 9781786768414
Kayode David Ileke, Federal University of Technology – Akure, Nigeria; Luke Chinaru Nwosu and Maduamaka Cyriacus Abajue, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews the impact of climate change on insect pests, agricultural productivity and food security. Increased temperatures, elevated levels of carbon dioxide and fluctuations in precipitation pattern impact insect pest populations. The chapter reviews how climate change has affected insect development and population dynamics, activity, abundance, diversity and geographical distribution of insect pests. It also assesses insect-host plant interactions, impacts on insect pollinators and the on effectiveness of crop pest management techniques

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0047.36
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Climate change effects on insect pests 3 Climate change impacts on insect pest population dynamics 4 Climate change impacts on insect pest behaviour and activity 5 Climate change impacts on the geographical distribution of insect pests 6 Climate change impacts on host plant resistance to insects 7 Climate change impacts on insect pollinators 8 Climate change impacts on the effectiveness of pest management techniques 9 Conclusions 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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