Pests and Pest Management – Impact of climate change

  • 41 pages

  • Published: 1 Feb 2000

  • Author(s): Sutherst, Robert W, Dr

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The report describes the results of two case studies on impact assessments of major insect pests on horticultural industries in Australia under climate change. The two pests are the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni, and the light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana. The report defines the relative vulnerability of the affected industries to changes in the losses and increased costs that are likely from each pest species under a changed climate. It then compares the impacts and the adaptation options for each species.