Prediction of current and future distributions of Chalcophora detrita (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) under climate change scenarios

Duyar A., Demir M. A., Kabalak M.

International Eurasian Conference on Biological and Chemical Sciences (EurasianBioChem 2023), Ankara, Turkey, 11 - 13 October 2023, pp.225

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.225
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The consequences of climate change resulting from anthropogenic activities cause different effects in different ecosystems, and the severity of these effects is predicted to increase in the near future. The number of studies for the responses of forest ecosystems to these changes is increasing day by day. However, studies on how saproxylic organisms will experience the consequences of climate change, which is one of the crucial factors for the healthy functioning of these sensitive ecosystems, are still insufficient. In our study, we carried out ecological niche modeling of Chalcophora detrita (Klug, 1829), both as a saproxylic species and as an organism of economic importance, under climate change scenarios. Our findings indicate that in two different scenarios (SSP2-4.5, relatively optimistic and SSP5-8.5, most pessimistic) suitable habitats for this species will be decreased gradually in future climate change scenarios. This study provides a theoretical framework of reference for habitat conservation and improvement of management plans on species belonging to the Chalcophora genus and the other saproxylic beetles