Elevated temperature and acclimation time affect metabolic performance in the heavily exploited Nile perch of Lake Victoria

  title={Elevated temperature and acclimation time affect metabolic performance in the heavily exploited Nile perch of Lake Victoria},
  author={Elizabeth A. Nyboer and Lauren J. Chapman},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={3782 - 3793}
  • E. Nyboer, L. Chapman
  • Published 15 October 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
ABSTRACT Increasing water temperatures owing to anthropogenic climate change are predicted to negatively impact the aerobic metabolic performance of aquatic ectotherms. Specifically, it has been hypothesized that thermal increases result in reductions in aerobic scope (AS), which lead to decreases in energy available for essential fitness and performance functions. Consequences of warming are anticipated to be especially severe for warm-adapted tropical species as they are thought to have… 

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