Biology, ecology and cold tolerance of arctic insects

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, ecology, climate adaptation, insects, species distribution

Principal Investigator: Ring, Richard A. (12)
Licence Number: 12518
Organization: University of Victoria
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992 1990 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: D. Morewood, A. DeBruyn, Y. Marusik

Objective(s): To continue to examine the adaptations of arctic insects that allow them to survive long, cold winters and short growing seasons.

Project Description: As part of a long term study, I will continue to examine the biology of arctic and subarctic insects. Information will be collected on insect distributions as well as insect adaptations to living in environments with extremely cold winters and short summers. Studies on insect communities in the north may be good indicators of global climate change since they are short-lived species with limited abilities to move to more suitable environments.