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Phylogenetic approaches in comparative physiology
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It is the personal opinion that the incorporation of phylogeny information into comparative studies has been highly beneficial, not only because it can improve the reliability of statistical inferences, but also because it continually emphasizes the potential importance of past evolutionary history in determining current form and function. Expand
Non-random coextinctions in phylogenetically structured mutualistic networks
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This work uses phylogenetic methods to show that the phylogenetic relationships of species predict the number of interactions they exhibit in more than one-third of the networks, and the identity of the species with which they interact in about half of the Networks. Expand
Estimating the adaptive potential of critical thermal limits: methodological problems and evolutionary implications
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Using published data from the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, it is shown that empirical patterns can be explained if flies’ physical condition decreases with experimental time in thermal tolerance assays, suggesting that a drop in CTmax with slower heating rates does not necessarily rule out beneficial acclimatory responses. Expand
CLIMATIC ADAPTATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF BASAL AND MAXIMUM RATES OF METABOLISM IN RODENTS
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The hypothesis that variation in environmental factors leads to variation in the selective regime for metabolic rates of rodents is supported, and the causes of a positive association between BMR and latitude remain obscure. Expand
Ecological Influences and Morphological Correlates of Resting and Maximal Metabolic Rates across Teleost Fish Species
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The aerobic capacity model of the evolution of endothermy is supported, suggesting elevated body temperatures evolved as correlated responses to selection for high activity levels and in pelagic species with higher trophic levels. Expand
Passerines versus nonpasserines: so far, no statistical differences in the scaling of avian energetics.
We analyzed and compared the scaling of both basal and maximal thermogenic metabolic rates in passerine and nonpasserine birds using conventional and phylogenetic methods. In spite of the presumedExpand
Tolerance landscapes in thermal ecology
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It is demonstrated that the temperature range that an organism can tolerate is expected to narrow down with the duration of the thermal challenge, and it is considered that tolerance landscapes provide a more suitable framework to study temperature tolerance and its potential impact in ecological settings. Expand
Compartments in a marine food web associated with phylogeny, body mass, and habitat structure.
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Computational tools from the physics of complex networks with phylogenetic statistical methods are combined to show that a large marine food web is organized in compartments, and that body size, phylogeny, and spatial structure are jointly associated with such a compartmentalized structure. Expand
Effects of phenotypic complementarity and phylogeny on the nested structure of mutualistic networks
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Results from the empirical network support a relevant role of complementarity and phylogenetic history on interaction patterns, and demonstrate that these factors can contribute to nestedness, which emphasize the necessity of considering evolutionary mechanisms in studies of community structure. Expand
The evolution of jumping performance in anurans: morphological correlates and ecological implications
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Fossorial species had significantly lower jumping performances and shorter hind limbs than other species after controlling for SVL, illustrating how the trade‐off between burrowing efficiency and jumping performance has resulted in morphological specialization in this group. Expand
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