Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

The Influence of Abiotic Factors on an Invasive Pest of Pulse Crops, Sitona lineatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in North America

Table 3

Effect of changes in temperature and precipitation from current climate on Ecoclimatic Index (EI) values for Sitona lineatus across all locations within the Prairie Ecosystem ( grid cells). The values are expressed as a percentage of total geographic area.

VariableScenario

Current climate85.7%51.1%13.5%
Temperature−2°C79.9%20.5%0.1%
Temperature−1°C86.3%37.9%3.9%
Temperature+1°C82.3%54.7%17.0%
Temperature+2°C78.8%51.2%15.8%
Precipitation−40%2.8%0.0%0.0%
Precipitation−20%52.3%10.4%0.2%
Precipitation+20%98.4%81.5%32.4%
Precipitation+40%99.8%93.7%47.4%

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