Limited thermal acclimation capacity in cave beetles

  title={Limited thermal acclimation capacity in cave beetles},
  author={S. Pallar{\'e}s and I. Ribera and A. Montes and A. Mill{\'a}n and V. Rizzo and J. Comas and D. S{\'a}nchez-Fern{\'a}ndez},
  • S. Pallarés, I. Ribera, +4 authors D. Sánchez-Fernández
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Thermal tolerance is a key vulnerability factor for species that cannot cope with changing conditions by behavioural adjustments or dispersal, such as subterranean species. Previous studies of thermal tolerance in cave beetles suggest that these species may have lost some of the thermoregulatory mechanisms common in temperate insects, and appear to have a very limited thermal acclimation ability. However, it might be expected that both thermal tolerance and acclimation ability should be related… CONTINUE READING
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