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Impacts of climate warming on terrestrial ectotherms across latitude
The results show that warming in the tropics, although relatively small in magnitude, is likely to have the most deleterious consequences because tropical insects are relatively sensitive to temperature change and are currently living very close to their optimal temperature, so that warming may even enhance their fitness. Expand
Evaluating Temperature Regulation by Field-Active Ectotherms: The Fallacy of the Inappropriate Question
A sample analysis of the thermal biology of three Anolis lizards in Puerto Rico demonstrates the utility of the new protocol and its superiority to previous methods of evaluating temperature regulation. Expand
Predicting organismal vulnerability to climate warming: roles of behaviour, physiology and adaptation
It is concluded that ectotherms sharing vulnerability traits seem concentrated in lowland tropical forests and their vulnerability may be exacerbated by negative biotic interactions, as genetic and selective data are scant. Expand
Physiological Consequences of Habitat Selection
  • R. Huey
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 June 1991
Analyses of the physiological consequences of habitat selection are exemplified in several case studies, the importance of considering food and other factors in the analyses is stressed, and an extension to endotherms is briefly discussed. Expand
Why tropical forest lizards are vulnerable to climate warming
Focal species analyses show that some tropical forest lizards were already experiencing stressful body temperatures in summer when studied several decades ago, and simulations suggest that warming will not only further depress their physiological performance in summer, but will also enable warm-adapted, open-habitat competitors and predators to invade forests. Expand
Temperature , Physiology , and the Ecology of Reptiles
ed from Stevenson and Huey (in preparation). *In certain descriptive models (product, additive, quotient), two curves of the same or different shape are fitted together (Thornton and Lessem, 1978;Expand
Integrating Thermal Physiology and Ecology of Ectotherms: A Discussion of Approaches
synopsis. An understanding of interactions between the thermal physiology and ecology of ectotherms remains elusive, partly because information on the relative performance of whole-animalExpand
Rapid evolution of a geographic cline in size in an introduced fly.
The introduction and rapid spread of Drosophila subobscura in the New World two decades ago provide an opportunity to determine the predictability and rate of evolution of a geographic cline, but different wing sections dominate the New versus Old World clines. Expand
Cost and Benefits of Lizard Thermoregulation
Investigation of the model leads to a set of predictions which include that lizards will thermoregulate more carefully if productivity of the habitat is increased or if exploitation competition is reduced, and data on lizards, where available, generally agree with these predictions. Expand