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Benita Laird-Hopkins

University of South Bohemia
Czech Republic

ResearchGate Profile

I am interested in determining how tropical insect species, specifically Lepidoptera, respond to changes in climate. My research focuses on the thermal and desiccation tolerance of moths and butterflies in Panama. Through undertaking physiology experiments and modelling I aim to predict future changes in the Lepidoptera community composition of Barro Colorado Island. I am also interested in developing metabarcoding as a tool for arthropod monitoring.