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Coadaptation: A Unifying Principle in Evolutionary Thermal Biology*
Over the last 50 yr, thermal biology has shifted from a largely physiological science to a more integrated science of behavior, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Today, the mechanisms that underlieExpand
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The evolution of jumping performance in anurans: morphological correlates and ecological implications
We investigated the evolution of anuran locomotor performance and its morphological correlates as a function of habitat use and lifestyles. We reanalysed a subset of the data reported by ZugExpand
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Thermal relationships and exercise physiology in anuran amphibians: integration and evolutionary implications.
Thermal and water balance are coupled in anurans, and species with particularly permeable skin avoid overheating more effectively than minimizing variance of body temperature. In turn, temperatureExpand
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Considerations for Assessing Maximum Critical Temperatures in Small Ectothermic Animals: Insights from Leaf-Cutting Ants
The thermal limits of individual animals were originally proposed as a link between animal physiology and thermal ecology. Although this link is valid in theory, the evaluation of physiologicalExpand
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Metabolic Physiology, Locomotor Performance, and Thermal Niche Breadth in Neotropical Anurans
  • C. Navas
  • Biology
  • Physiological Zoology
  • 1 November 1996
The metabolic physiology of five high-elevation anurans in the Colombian Andes (Atelopus sp. nov., Atelopus muisca, Colostethus subpunctatus, Eleutherodactylus bogotensis, and Hyla labialis) wasExpand
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El bosque seco tropical en Colombia
Mas de cuarenta investigadores nacionales e internacionales de mas de 20 instituciones contribuyeron a este libro que recoge el estado del conocimiento sobre la biodiversidad, el estado deExpand
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Urban Physiology: City Ants Possess High Heat Tolerance
Urbanization has caused regional increases in temperature that exceed those measured on a global scale, leading to urban heat islands as much as 12°C hotter than their surroundings. Optimality modelsExpand
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Herpetological diversity along Andean elevational gradients: links with physiological ecology and evolutionary physiology.
  • C. Navas
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
  • 1 November 2002
A well-defined macroecological pattern is the decline in biodiversity with altitude. However, this decline is taxa-specific. For example, amphibians are more diverse than squamates at extremeExpand
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How important are skeletal muscle mechanics in setting limits on jumping performance?
SUMMARY Jumping is an important locomotor behaviour used by many animals. The power required to perform a jump is supplied by skeletal muscle. The mechanical properties of skeletal muscle, includingExpand
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The comparative field body temperature among Liolaemus lizards: Testing the static and the labile hypotheses
Abstract Two competing hypotheses have been suggested to explain thermal sensitivity of lizards to environmental conditions. These are the static and the labile hypotheses. The static hypothesisExpand
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