Are lizards feeling the heat? A tale of ecology and evolution under two temperatures

Meiri, S. and Bauer, A.M and Chirio, L. and Colli, G.R and Das, I. and Doan, T.M and Feldman, A. and Herrera, FC and Novosolov, M. and Pafilis, P. and Pincheira-Donoso, D. and Powney, G. and Torres-Carvajal, O. and Uetz, P. and Van Damme, R. (2013) Are lizards feeling the heat? A tale of ecology and evolution under two temperatures. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22. pp. 834-845. ISSN 1466-8238

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Lizards with low body temperatures do not seem to have ‘slower’life-history attributes than species with high body temperatures.The longer seasons prevalent in warm regions, and physiological processes that operate while lizards are inactive (but warm enough), make environmental temperatures better predictors of lizard life-history variation than body temperatures. This surprisingly greater effect of environmental temperatures on lizard life histories hints that global warming may have a profound influence on lizard ecology and evolution

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body temperature, diel cycle, environmental temperature, global warming, life history, lizards, thermal biology, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 07:50
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 03:46

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