Insect community dynamics in relation to climate change in Mongolia Iderzorig, Badamnyambuu; Lkhagvadorj, Khureltsetseg; Kwon, Ohseok;
In recent years, many research revealed plant-insect interactions are becoming unstable because of climate change, human activities and grazing effect. In this work, it is aimed to disclose that how climate of two different years is influencing on insect community at certain locality in Mongolia. The data on the insect community are collected, covering full flowering season from June to August in 2014 and 2015. In order to include all species of insects in Udleg Station, data was collected in three different sites. One of them was around edge of forest, another one was in ungrazed area or inside the fence that has been kept for more than 9 years and last one was in grazed area. Weather was a perceptible difference during two year`s study. This climate differences significantly influenced on the insect community. In 2014, overall 305 insect species were recorded, in which 124 insect species in order of Diptera, 44 in Lepidoptera, 33 in Coleoptera, 31 in Hemiptera, and 73 in Hymenoptera were determined. But in 2015, these number of species noticeably decreased, and total 150 insect species were recorded, in which 58 in Diptera, 26 in Lepidoptera, 13 in Coleoptera, 12 in Hemiptera, and 41 in Hymenoptera were determined.
climate change;insect community;Mongolia;
Batima P, Natsagdorj L, Gombluudev P, Erdenetsetseg B. 2005. Observed climate change in Mongolia. AIACC Working Paper No.12
Fernandez-Gimenez ME, Angerer JP, Allegretti AM, Fassnacht SR, Byamba A, Chantsallkham J, Reid R, Venable NBH. 2015. Integrating Herder Observations, Meteorological Data and Remote Sensing to Understand Climate Change Patterns and Impacts across an Eco-Climatic Gradient in Mongolia. Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands: A Trans-disciplinary Research Conference, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, pp 228-234.
Memmott J, Graze PG, Waser NM, Price MV. 2007. Global warming and the disruption of plant-pollinator interactions. Ecol Lett. DOI 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01061.x