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Insects in fluctuating thermal environments.
- H. Colinet, B. Sinclair, P. Vernon, D. Renault
- Environmental ScienceAnnual review of entomology
- 7 January 2015
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.
An invitation to measure insect cold tolerance: Methods, approaches, and workflow.
Insects at low temperatures: an ecological perspective
Cold truths: how winter drives responses of terrestrial organisms to climate change
- Caroline M. Williams, H. Henry, B. Sinclair
- Environmental ScienceBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 February 2015
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.
Mechanisms underlying insect chill-coma.
Insect cold tolerance: How many kinds of frozen?
- B. Sinclair
- Environmental Science
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
- B. Sinclair, A. Addo-Bediako, S. Chown
- Environmental Science, BiologyBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 May 2003
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
- S. Chown, B. Sinclair, H. P. Leinaas, K. Gaston
- Environmental Science, PsychologyPLoS biology
- 1 November 2004
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.
- B. Sinclair, L. Ferguson, Golnaz Salehipour-shirazi, Heath A. MacMillan
- Biology, Environmental ScienceIntegrative and comparative biology
- 1 October 2013
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.