Micro-scale differences in thermal habitat quality and a possible case of evolutionary flexibility in the thermal physiology of lacertid lizards

@article{Scheers2002MicroscaleDI,
  title={Micro-scale differences in thermal habitat quality and a possible case of evolutionary flexibility in the thermal physiology of lacertid lizards},
  author={H. Scheers and R. Van Damme},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={132},
  pages={323-331}
}
  • H. Scheers, R. Van Damme
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Abstract. We studied the thermal ecology of the lacertid lizards Lacerta oxycephala and Podarcis melisellensis on the Adriatic island of Vis (Croatia) during summer. These species obviously differ in microhabitat use: L. oxycephala climbs on rocks and stone walls, whereas P. melisellensis is mainly ground-dwelling in vegetation. Since theoretical considerations predict a difference in thermal quality between the species' microhabitats, this system seems to present a good opportunity to test the… CONTINUE READING
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