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    Author(s): Sandra L. Brantley; Paulette L. Ford
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-47.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The Interior West is rich in arthropod diversity because of its varied topography, which provides a wide range of elevations and levels of isolation for these small animals (Parmenter and others 1995). Some taxa are known rather well, such as butterflies and tiger beetles, but we have little information on many groups, which are known only from a few locations although they are probably more widespread. Arthropods live at large to small scales (e.g., migrating butterflies crossing countries to habitat specialists on rock outcrops or sand dunes). They may be generalists or specialists, vagile or sedentary, and have immature life stages that are similar or different from the adult (Triplehorn and Johnson 2005).

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    Brantley, Sandra L.; Ford, Paulette L. 2012. Climate change and arthropods: Pollinators, herbivores, and others (Chapter 3). In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-47.

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    climate change, grasslands, shrublands, deserts, assessment

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