From Wageningen University in The Netherlands:
Because of climate change, southern ground beetle species are expanding in The Netherlands, as northern ground beetles get in trouble more and more.
Good management may yet stop the decline of northern species maybe.
This is concluded by researchers of the Stichting Willem Beijerinck Biologisch Station and Wageningen University.
The research was about the effects of weather and climate change on twenty ground beetle species, which have already been studied locally for almost half a century [in Dwingelderveld and Mantingerveld nature reserves]. …
In all of The Netherlands, there are about 380 ground beetle species. …
Northern species, like the very threatened Carabus nitens, seem to get into trouble more and more due to climate change.
Wet warm winters cause trouble for various ground beetles who during this time are underground hibernating.
Of twenty species in this research, lately just four increased in numbers.
They benefit more from sun and higher temperatures.
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