Range shifts of a relict Himalayan dragonfly in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region under climate change scenarios

  title={Range shifts of a relict Himalayan dragonfly in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region under climate change scenarios},
  author={Ram Devi Tachamo Shah and Deep Narayan Shah and Sami Domisch},
  journal={International Journal of Odonatology},
  pages={209 - 222}
Although understanding of geographic range shifts of many species in response to global climate change is expanding steadily, little is known about the Himalayan fauna, which in particular is affected by relatively faster warming rates than other parts of the world. Anticipated increases in temperature and changes in hydrological regimes will have significant adverse impacts on the habitat suitability for many species. This threat will even be higher to endemic and already threatened species… 
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