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Climate change and ants in your area


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#1 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted July 21 2021 - 7:13 AM

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Hello!

 

As we observe the destructive drought and fires in our western states and noticeable warmer and wetter winters in the south east along with more rainy and less snow in that part of the country I would suggest the following.   If you are serious and patient, start a journal of the ant species you immediately come across.  You could log species/nest location/ nest number etc and keep this journal going annually.  This public science initiative would help to better understand what ant species are being more affected by climate change with regards to population moves, loss of species in current range areas, occurrence of species from more southern latitudes to more northern, etc. This would include nuptial flight times/dates/weather conditions etc.  I will work on formulating a more sustainable and workable project for this, but right now just throwing it out there.

 

Think about it.

 

Cheers!


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