1st Edition

Climate Change and Insect Biodiversity Challenges and Implications

Edited By Habib Ali, Youming Hou, Muhammad Bilal Tahir Copyright 2024
    265 Pages 34 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    265 Pages 34 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This up-to-date reference book discusses the effects of climate change on the biodiversity of insect pests. The changing climate and agricultural intensification practices impact negatively on insect biodiversity. The book explains the significance of insect pests for evaluating climatic impacts on a wide range of ecological systems. It covers the effect of climate change on pollinators and household and agricultural insect pests. It explains how climate-smart agriculture can enhance productivity and food security.


    • Reviews the effects of climate change on plant-insect interactions
    • Includes topics such as insect biodiversity informatics and conservation
    • Discusses food security, pest management, and beneficial and social insects
    • Covers topics such as precision agriculture and climate-smart agriculture
    • Provides insights on the relation between agriculture intensification and insect biodiversity

    This book is meant for scientists, researchers, and students working in the fields of agriculture, entomology, ecology, plant science, environmental biology, and biotechnology.

    1. Overview of Precision and Climate-Smart Agriculture: Challenges and Solutions

    Noman Ali Buttar, Yasir Niaz, Kamran Ikram, Muhammad Nawaz, Zahid Mehmood Sarwar, Khalid Naveed, Basharat Ali, Habib Ali, and Jaffer Sattar

    2. Plant Receptor Interaction with Herbivore-Associated Elicitors: Mechanisms and Implications for Insect Herbivory-Induced Defense

    Saif ul Malook, Saiqa Maqbool, and Habib Ali

    3. Insect Biodiversity Informatics: Conservation and Decline

    Maqsood Razzaq, Adnan Khalil, Chunhao Liang, and Taswar Ahsan

    4. Understanding Anthropogenic Climate Change, Its Consequences on Insect Pests, and Techniques in Forecasting and Monitoring Pest Dynamics: A Contemporary Scenario

    Deepak Kumar Mahanta, Ipsita Samal, J. Komal, Tanmaya Kumar Bhoi, Prasanta Kumar Majhi, and Mohammad Abbas Ahmad

    5. Climate Change and Insect Pathogens

    Raman Jasrotia, Neha Jamwal, and Seema Langer

    6. Climate Change and Agricultural Intensification Influence on Insect Biodiversity

    Asif Sajjad, Roughaina Tahir, Muhammad Yasin, and Shoaib Fareed

    7. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Insect Behaviour

    Muhammad Yasin, Hafiz Muhammad Bilal Yousuf, Asif Sajjad, Mirza Abdul Qayyum, Habib Ali, Asim Abbasi, Muhammad Anjum Aqueel, Abu Bakar Muhammad Raza, and Sajjad Ali

    8. Insect Population Dynamics and Climate Change

    Vyshnavi Sunil, Waqar Majeed, Sanhita Chowdhury, Aqsa Riaz, Farah Rauf Shakoori, Muhammad Tahir, and Vinod Kumar Dubey

    9. Climate Change and Biological Control in Agricultural Systems: Principles and Practices

    Nafiu Bala Sanda

    10. Climate Change and Biodiversity of Beneficial and Social Insects

    Asim Abbasi, Jannat Zaka, Laiba Sadaqat, Hifza Inam, Laiba Kousar, Sadiqa Bibi, Kinza Bibi, and Mariam Khalid Abbasi

    11. Effect of Climate Change on Insect Pollinator

    Inzamam Ul Haq, Shahbaz Ali, Azad Ali, and Habib Ali

    12. Climate Change and Household Insect Pests

    Ammara Riaz, Muhammad Asad, Kashif Ali, Sana Ullah, Asma Ashraf, Saima Qadeer, Mawra Rasheed, Usama Abdullah, and Hina Zawar

    13. Climate Change and Agricultural Insect Pests

    Mohsin Ali, Ali Raza, Habib Ali, Aamir Riaz, Muhamamd Arshad, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Saleem, Saba, Ammara Riaz, and Muhammad Akmal

    14. Climate-Smart Agriculture: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Food Security

    Prasanta Kumar Majhi, Ipsita Samal, Tanmaya Kumar Bhoi, Prachi Pattnaik, Chandini Pradhan, Akhilesh Gupta, Deepak Kumar Mahanta, and Subrat Kumar Senapati


    Habib Ali, PhD, is an esteemed researcher specializing in the field of entomology and insect pest control. With a strong academic background and a passion for scientific inquiry, he has made significant contributions to the field through his research work. He earned a doctorate in agricultural entomology and insect pest control, providing him with a solid foundation for his future endeavors.

    Youming Hou, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor in the Plant Protection Department, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. He also serves as Dean of the College of Plant Protection, Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory, Director of Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education and Fujian Entomological Ecology, and Innovation Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Agriculture in Fujian-Taiwan Crop pest disaster mechanism and control.

    Muhammad Bilal Tahir, PhD, is a researcher at Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Technology, Rahim Yar Khan (KFUEIT), and is currently working on nanotechnology for material processing, photocatalysis, energy and environmental applications, colloids, and surfactants. His initial work was on photocatalysis-based processes for decontamination of pollutants, adsorption of heavy metals in water and oil, and energy production.