Effect of climate change on plant-herbivivore interactions along and elevational gradient in the Himalayan region

Name: Effect of climate change on plant-herbivivore interactions along and elevational gradient in the Himalayan region
Researchers: Dostálek Tomáš (co-researcher)
Rokaya Maan Bahadur (researcher)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2013
Realization to: 2015
Summary: Effects of climate change at high altitudes are expected to be more adverse in near future. In response to climate change, many organisms will have to move to higher elevations and will do so at different rate. The aim of our project is to study plant population dynamics and herbivory patterns along a wide elevational range (2700-5000 m asl) in the Himalayan region, which will give insights into effects of climate change at edges of climate gradient. The results of the project will be used in predicting effects of climate change in plant-herbivore interactions by estimating performance of plant populations (population growth rates, extinction probabilities of plant populations) in the presence of changing herbivore pressure, and under different scenarios of temperature changes.

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