ARCTAPHID: biology and ecology of aphid populations in arctic environment.

Updated 2004-05-26

In a context of global change, arctic ecosystems are exposed to deep modifications not only of the biology and ecology of endemic species but also of the interactions they may have with an increasing number of introduced species. This project attempts to assess in Svalbard, the impacts of global changes on aphids. These phytophagous insects are particularly relevant organisms for studies on the effects of global warming and biological invasion because 1) of their extreme sensitivity to micro- and macro- changes due to their spectacular rate of increase and phenotypic plasticity and 2) of their colonizing capacity conferred by their parthenogenetic mode of reproduction and their dispersal potential

Time frame

Project time span
2004 - 2006
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
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Contact information

Contact person
Hullé Maurice
Maurice Hullé, INRA UMR BiO3P BP 35327 F 35653 Le Rheu cedex, France
+33 2 23 48 51 67
+33 2 23 48 51 50

Parameters and Media

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Regions studied

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

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Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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