Enjl wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:31 am
I was curious so I looked into it more and I can't find any source stating that mosquitos fill any irreplacable niches in any ecosystem... moreso the contrary. However I did find someone stating that, while the ecosystems will recover after a short "hiccup", the increase in human health and population thanks to the eradication of diseases like malaria could bring up entirely seperate problems.
https://www.nature.com/news/2010/100721 ... 6432a.html
While they're not an important species in the food web, they are more important in some ecosystems than others. Arctic mosquitoes in particular have a greater impact, and there isn't full agreement on the results of eradicating them would be in the arctic region as that nature article mentioned, and also discussed here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017 ... osquitoes/
There's also the question of how
mosquitoes would be eradicated would affect ecosystems and the environment. DDT was used to wipe them out before but that obviously had the major downside of creating a hole in the ozone layer that would kill pretty much everything if nothing was done about it. So like if there were a goal to safely eradicate all disease vector mosquitoes (which are an overwhelming minority of mosquitoes) in a safe way then yeah that makes sense, but going after all of them when they're harmless still seems like a big risk.
Mentally ill people (from pedophiles to psychopaths to people with severe disorders). Mainly due to a problem I had with someone like that
Stop talking about people.