No place to hide : microclimates of Sonoran Desert Drosophila

@inproceedings{Gibbsa2003NoPT,
  title={No place to hide : microclimates of Sonoran Desert Drosophila},
  author={Allen G. Gibbsa and Marc C. Perkinsb and Therese A. Markowa},
  year={2003}
}
  • Allen G. Gibbsa, Marc C. Perkinsb, Therese A. Markowa
  • Published 2003
1. We characterized year-round microclimate conditions (temperature and humidity) in and around necrotic cacti of the Sonoran Desert of southwestern North America. Necrotic cacti serve as host plants for four endemic species of Drosophila. 2. Flies in the field were exposed to high and variable temperatures, sometimes ranging between o5 C to >40 C in a single 24-h period. Habitat temperatures often exceeded thermal tolerance limits measured in the laboratory. 3. The air inside necroses was more… CONTINUE READING

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