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Erosion of Lizard Diversity by Climate Change and Altered Thermal Niches
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Global extinction projections were validated with local extinctions observed from 1975 to 2009 for regional biotas on four other continents, suggesting that lizards have already crossed a threshold for extinctions caused by climate change. Expand
Testosterone, Endurance, and Darwinian Fitness: Natural and Sexual Selection on the Physiological Bases of Alternative Male Behaviors in Side-Blotched Lizards
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Natural and sexual selection on physiological and behavioral traits that leads to the evolution of steroid regulation in the context of alternative male strategies are discussed. Expand
Locomotor performance and dominance in male Tree Lizards, Urosaurus ornatus
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The results suggest a link between hormones, performance and behaviour in territorial lizards, and dominance behaviour and locomotor performance are strongly associated. Expand
Lizard Ecology: The Evolutionary Consequences of Foraging Mode
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The reviews presented here reveal the continuous nature of foraging strategies in lizards and snakes, providing the general reader with an up-to-date review of the field, and will equip researchers with new insights and future directions for the sit-and-wait vs. wide foraging paradigm. Expand
REPRODUCTIVE BURDEN, LOCOMOTOR PERFORMANCE, AND THE COST OF REPRODUCTION IN FREE RANGING LIZARDS
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Analysis of the change in endurance between gravid and postgravid female side‐blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana) demonstrated that the decrement in performance associated with current reproductive investment represents a cost of reproduction expressed as diminished locomotor performance and lowered survivorship to the next clutch. Expand
Temperature acclimation alters oxidative capacities and composition of membrane lipids without influencing activities of enzymatic antioxidants or susceptibility to lipid peroxidation in fish muscle
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Increased oxidative capacity, coupled with elevated PUFA content in mitochondria from cold-acclimated animals did not impact LPO susceptibility when measured with C11-BODIPY, and the apparent mismatch between oxidative capacity and enzymatic antioxidants following temperature acclimation will be addressed. Expand
Patterns of Covariation in Life History Traits of Squamate Reptiles: The Effects of Size and Phylogeny Reconsidered
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The results are similar to Stearns' in demonstrating that phylogenetic effects cannot be ignored in analyses of the evolution of life history traits, and suggest that local adaptation, plasticity of response to local environmental heterogeneity, and physiological constraints are likely to be important determinants of lifehistory variation. Expand
Models of Density‐Dependent Genic Selection and a New Rock‐Paper‐Scissors Social System
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Genic selection coupled to density regulation is widespread and thus fundamental to theories of social system evolution as well as theories of population regulation in diverse animal taxa. Expand
Historical perspectives in ecology and evolutionary biology: the use of phylogenetic comparative analyses
Hypotheses about the adaptive significance of a trait have long been tested by making comparisons among species. Many recent studies emphasized that conclusions about the origin and maintenance ofExpand
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