News From the Field
Warmer temperatures limit impact of parasites, boost pest populations
November 19, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Climate change is expected to disrupt ecosystems by changing the life cycles of insects and other organisms in unpredictable ways--and scientists are getting a preview of these changes in cities. Research from North Carolina State University shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.Full Story
North Carolina State University
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