Climate change is an issue that we are all too familiar with, but what is the impact on our aquatic invertebrates?
Climate change is widely recognised as being one of the major long term threats to biodiversity. Freshwater ecosystems are particularly at risk from the impacts of climate change. This talk will explore the vulnerability of freshwater invertebrates to climate change, and what mitigation measures can be used to minimise the impacts on their populations.
As Conservation Director, Craig Macadam heads up the Conservation team at Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust. He leads on Buglife’s freshwater work and is particularly interested in developing conservation action for less well-known species and overlooked freshwater habitats. For the past decade Craig has been studying the Upland Summer Mayfly (Ameletus inopinatus) and the potential impacts of climate change on this montane species.