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Insect physiological ecology : mechanisms and patterns
1. Introduction 2. Nutritional physiology and ecology 3. Metabolism and gas exchange 4. Water balance physiology 5. Lethal temperature limits 6. Thermoregulation 7. Conclusion
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Thermal tolerance, climatic variability and latitude
The greater latitudinal extents of occurrence of species towards higher latitudes has been attributed to the broadening of physiological tolerances with latitude as a result of increases in climaticExpand
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Biological invasions in the Antarctic: extent, impacts and implications
Alien microbes, fungi, plants and animals occur on most of the sub‐Antarctic islands and some parts of the Antarctic continent. These have arrived over approximately the last two centuries,Expand
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Critical thermal limits depend on methodological context
A full-factorial study of the effects of rates of temperature change and start temperatures was undertaken for both upper and lower critical thermal limits (CTLs) using the tsetse fly, GlossinaExpand
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Ecological Biogeography of Southern Ocean Islands: Species‐Area Relationships, Human Impacts, and Conservation
Previous studies have concluded that southern ocean islands are anomalous because past glacial extent and current temperature apparently explain most variance in their species richness. Here, theExpand
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Vulnerability of South African animal taxa to climate change
The responsiveness of South African fauna to climate change events is poorly documented and not routinely incorporated into regional conservation planning. We model the likely range alterations of aExpand
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Body size variation in insects: a macroecological perspective
  • S. Chown, K. Gaston
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 February 2010
Body size is a key feature of organisms and varies continuously because of the effects of natural selection on the size‐dependency of resource acquisition and mortality rates. This review provides aExpand
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Insects at low temperatures: an ecological perspective
Abstract Modern climate change has precipitated widespread interest in the responses of organisms to the thermal environment. In insects, it is not only changes in mean environmental temperature andExpand
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Heat freezes niche evolution.
Climate change is altering phenology and distributions of many species and further changes are projected. Can species physiologically adapt to climate warming? We analyse thermal tolerances of aExpand
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Mean mass-specific metabolic rates are strikingly similar across life's major domains: Evidence for life's metabolic optimum
A fundamental but unanswered biological question asks how much energy, on average, Earth's different life forms spend per unit mass per unit time to remain alive. Here, using the largest database toExpand
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