Physiological variation in insects: large-scale patterns and their implications.

@article{Chown2002PhysiologicalVI,
  title={Physiological variation in insects: large-scale patterns and their implications.},
  author={Steven L Chown and Abraham Addo-Bediako and Kevin J. Gaston},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={
          587-602
        }
}
In this paper we demonstrate how broad scale comparative physiology has an important role to play in informing a variety of assumptions made in macroecology. We do so by examining large-scale geographic variation in insect development, thermal tolerance and metabolic rate. From these studies, and those from the literature on insect water loss and thermoregulation, we show that there is often a bias to the geographic extent of available empirical data. Studies of cold hardiness are most usually… CONTINUE READING
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