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2016-12-02 - Colloque/Présentation - poster - Anglais - 1 page(s)

Martinet Baptiste , Lecocq Thomas, Michez Denis , Rasmont Pierre , "Climate change: Overheating of arctic Bumblebees" in Entomology in Brussel, Brussel, Belgique, 2016

  • Codes CREF : Physiologie des invertébrés (DI3229)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Zoologie (S869)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Biosciences (Biosciences)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Climate change has been recently pointed out as one of the major causes of extinction in several groups of organisms. Climate change is related to an increase of frequency of extreme event such as heat waves. Bumblebees are robust and hairy bees with hetero-endotherm metabolism 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. 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.