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TIP. Revista especializada en ciencias químico-biológicas

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DEL-VAL, Ek  y  SAENZ-ROMERO, Cuauhtémoc. Bark-beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and climate change: current situation and perspectives for temperate forests. TIP [online]. 2017, vol.20, n.2, 10.1016/j.recqb.2017.04.006. ISSN 1405-888X.

Temperate forests are experiencing important modifications due to climate change, in polar latitudes they are increasing their distributional range while in tropical latitudes they are decreasing, due to higher temperature and droughts. Bark beetles are considered one of the biotic agents that regulate temperate forests because they kill some trees. These insects have increased in abundance, favored by climate change, and the consequences for temperate forests are evident. In recent times, the northern hemisphere has suffered a massive coniferous mortality due to the negative synergy between climate change and bark beetle abundance. Mexico has also experienced bark beetle infestations never seen before; this is why it is important to understand the interactions between climate change, forest health and bark beetle abundance to visualize the most important bark beetle susceptible areas in Mexico. Also with this information we could propose management strategies to diminish bark beetle impacts.

Palabras llave : coniferous forests; climate change; drought; Scolytinae.

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