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2016-05-18 - Colloque/Présentation - poster - Anglais - 1 page(s)

Martinet Baptiste , Rasmont Pierre , "Climate Change: Overheating of Bumblebees" in 9ème édition de la Matinée des Chercheurs 2016 (MdC2016), Valenciennes, France, 2016

  • Codes CREF : Ethologie (DI421A), Entomologie (DI3163), Biologie (DI3100), Ecologie (DI3123), Ecoclimatologie (DI3615)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Zoologie (S869)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Biosciences (Biosciences)
  • Centres UMONS : Biosys (BIOSYS)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Climate change has been recently pointed out as one of the major causes of extinction in several groups of organisms [ 2 ]. Climate change is related to an increase of frequency of extreme event such as heat waves [ 3 ] . Bumblebees are robust and hairy bees with hetero - endotherm metabolism [ 4 ] that enable them to live in some of the highest - elevation and most northern ecosystems . Which are also the hardest regions hit by climate change [ 5 ] . The goal of this study is to assess the heat resistance of different bumblebee species in field lab with a new experimental device to predict consequences of heat waves on the pollinator fauna .