Intra- and inter-specific variation in the responses of insect phenology to climate.

@article{Gutirrez2020IntraAI,
  title={Intra- and inter-specific variation in the responses of insect phenology to climate.},
  author={David Guti{\'e}rrez and Robert J. Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2020}
}
Phenological change is the most widely documented biological impact of climate change, but shows marked variation in magnitude among populations and species. Thus, quantifying the environmental factors and organismal differences driving this intra- and inter-specific variability in phenology is vital to understand and forecast the ecological consequences of climate change. Here, we test intra- and inter-specific differences for a set of butterfly species in the organismal sensitivity of flight… 

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