Impacts of climate change on infestations of Dubas bug (Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin) on date palms in Oman

  title={Impacts of climate change on infestations of Dubas bug (Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin) on date palms in Oman},
  author={Farzin Shabani and Lalit Kumar and Rashid Hamdan Saif al Shidi},
Climate change has determined shifts in distributions of species and is likely to affect species in the future. Our study aimed to (i) demonstrate the linkage between spatial climatic variability and the current and historical Dubas bug (Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin) distribution in Oman and (ii) model areas becoming highly suitable for the pest in the future. The Dubas bug is a pest of date palm trees that can reduce the crop yield by 50% under future climate scenarios in Oman. Projections were… 

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