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Climate Change Impacts on European Trichoptera

Climate Change Impacts on European Trichoptera

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We compiled all available data on ecological preferences and distribution of European Trichoptera species and sub-species, analysed the sensitivity of the species to climate change impacts, and compared the fraction of species potentially endangered by climate change between European ecoregions.


Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management; Department Water, Atmosphere, Environment; BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria) (link)

see also:

Hering, D., Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Murphy, J., Lücke, S., Zamora-Munoz, C., López-Rodríguez, M. J., Huber, T. & Graf, W. 2009. Potential impact of climate change on aquatic insects: a sensitivity analysis for European caddisflies (Trichoptera) based on distribution patterns and ecological preferences. Aquatic Sciences 71: 3-14 (link)

Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Neu, P. J., Malicky, M., Pletterbauer, F., Malicky, H., & Graf, W. (2017). Aquatic biodiversity in Europe: a unique dataset on the distribution of Trichoptera species with important implications for conservation. Hydrobiologia, 797(1), 11-27. (link)


with support provided by: Euro-limpacs project



Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber email & Wolfram Graf


W. Graf & A. Schmidt-Kloiber
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Department Water, Atmosphere, Environment
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management
Gregor-Mendel Straße 33
A-1180 Vienna, Austria

Related Publications

Graf, W., J. Murphy, J. Dahl, C. Zamora-MuÇoz and M. J. López Rodríguez, 2008. Trichoptera. In: Schmidt-Kloiber, A. and D. Hering (eds.): Distribution and ecological preferences of European freshwater organisms, Volume 1. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia.

Illies, J. (ed.), 1978. Limnofauna Europaea, Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart.

Malicky, H., 2005. Ein kommentiertes Verzeichnis der Köcherfliegen (Trichoptera) Europas und des Mittelmeergebietes. Linzer biologische Beiträge 37 (1): 533 – 596.

Schmidt-Kloiber, A. & Hering D., 2015: - an online tool that unifies, standardises and codifies more than 20,000 European freshwater organisms and their ecological preferences. Ecological Indicators 53: 271-282. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.02.007

Related Metadata

Metadata for this dataset can be viewed in the Freshwater Metadatabase:

Dataset: Distribution Atlas of European Trichoptera

Metadata for this dataset is published in the Freshwater Metadata Journal:

Metadata to the Distribution Atlas of European Trichoptera


This study was supported by the EU-funded Integrated Project Euro-limpacs (GOCE-CT-2003-505540), Workpackage 7 (Indicators of Ecosystem Health).

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