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Critical thermal limits depend on methodological context
The results of the present study suggest that the functional thermal range of G. pallidipes in the wild may be much narrower than previously suspected, approximately 20–40°C, and highlights their sensitivity to even moderate temperature variation. Expand
Phenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropods
It is shown that in a temperate terrestrial ecosystem, invasive and indigenous springtail species differ in the form of their phenotypic plasticity such that warmer conditions promote survival of desiccation in the invasive species and reduce it in the indigenous ones. Expand
Challenging species delimitation in Collembola: cryptic diversity among common springtails unveiled by DNA barcoding
Several populations of six well characterised species of springtails were sequenced using the COI barcode fragment as a contribution to the global Collembola barcoding campaign, and each species showed high intraspecific divergence. Expand
Variation in scorpion metabolic rate and rate–temperature relationships: implications for the fundamental equation of the metabolic theory of ecology
The results add to a growing body of work questioning both the theoretical basis and empirical support for the MTE, and suggest that alternative models of metabolic rate variation incorporating explicit consideration of life history evolution deserve further scrutiny. Expand
Physiological tolerances account for range limits and abundance structure in an invasive slug
These findings support previous predictions made regarding the form of density change when substrate or climatic factors set range limits, and support a terrestrial slug species that has invaded a remote, largely predator-free, Southern Ocean island as a model system to do so. Expand
Trait means and reaction norms: the consequences of climate change/invasion interactions at the organism level
This work demonstrates the value of explicitly examining variation in trait means and reaction norms among indigenous and invasive species to understand the mechanistic basis of variable responses to climate change among these groups. Expand
Assemblage level variation in springtail lower lethal temperature: the role of invasive species on sub‐Antarctic Marion Island
It is shown that severe but uncommon low temperature events could substantially alter species relative abundances by resetting assemblage trajectories, and such events could play an important role in the terrestrial system at the island. Expand
Springtail diversity in the Cape floristic region
Variation in decomposition rates in the fynbos biome, South Africa: the role of plant species and plant stoichiometry
The results suggest that fire may not always be the main factor contributing to litter breakdown and nutrient release in the fynbos biome, and biological decomposition has likely been underestimated and, along with small-scale variation in ecosystem processes, would repay further study. Expand