Impacts of climatic change on aquatic insects and their habitats: A global perspective with particular reference to India
Climatic system has been quite recently regulated at various levels and is said to have impact in all the ecosystems globally. The freshwater systems amongst all are the most vulnerable due to various known and unknown factors. The resultant impact on aquatic life includes declining quality of habitats, shrinking distribution extent and loss of diversity. The mounting thrust of anthropogenic pressure on freshwater resources together with the effects of direct climate change is likely to accelerate the impacts. The impact of climate change on the aquatic insect diversity through a comprehensive review of publications made for the past two decades has been evaluated. The paucity of published work on changing climate and the likely effects on aquatic insects at regional level denotes a huge gap in research and adaptation. The ecological problems and challenges and adaptive strategies to mitigate the impact of climatic interferences on insect diversity and the aquatic systems are discussed.
Keywords: Climate change, freshwater, aquatic insects, temperature, India.
Citation: *, ( 2017), Impacts of climatic change on aquatic insects and their habitats: A global perspective with particular reference to India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 10(4): 157-165
Received: 01/04/2017; Accepted: 05/03/2017;