Butterfly and plant responses to climate change in montane meadows of Grand Teton National Park
Montane systems may be most sensitive to climate change. Montane meadows are especially diverse and productive with respect to their plant communities, and as such, they are important food sources for a diverse group of herbivores, from small insect pollinators to large mammals. Temperature increases associated with climate change will likely lead to a decrease in the duration of snow cover, and this change could have a significant effect on the ecology of these systems. Butterflies can serve as ecological indicators because they are abundant, showy, and easily identified. Parnassius butterflies ...
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