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Insects in fluctuating thermal environments.
Fuctuating temperatures could be used to enhance or weaken insects in applied rearing programs, and any prediction of insect performance in the field-including models of climate change or population performance-must account for the effect of fluctuating temperatures.
Cold truths: how winter drives responses of terrestrial organisms to climate change
This work synthesises organismal responses to winter climate change, and uses this synthesis to build a framework to predict exposure and sensitivity to negative impacts, which can be used to estimate the vulnerability of species to winterClimate change.
Insect cold tolerance: How many kinds of frozen?
It is concluded that freezing tolerance is not part of Bale's (1996) continuum, but rather a parallel, alternative strategy of cold tolerance.
Can we predict ectotherm responses to climate change using thermal performance curves and body temperatures?
The key assumptions underlying the integration of TPCs with Tb are examined to develop a framework within which empiricists can place their work within these limitations, and to facilitate the application of thermal physiology to understanding the biological implications of climate change.
Climatic variability and the evolution of insect freeze tolerance
The climates of the two hemispheres have led to the parallel evolution of freeze tolerance for very different reasons, and this hemispheric difference is symptomatic of many wide‐scale disparities in Northern and Southern ecological processes.
Hemispheric Asymmetries in Biodiversity—A Serious Matter for Ecology
Although the poles are less diverse than the tropics, this decline shows substantial asymmetries between the hemispheres, suggesting that responses to environmental change may differ substantially in
Cross-tolerance and cross-talk in the cold: relating low temperatures to desiccation and immune stress in insects.
It is suggested that cross-talk and cross-tolerance may lead to different responses to changes in the timing and severity of multiple stress interactions in a changing world.