Size , temperature , and fitness : three rules

  title={Size , temperature , and fitness : three rules},
  author={Joel G Kingsolver and Raymond B. Huey},
Question: Associations of body size and of body temperature with fitness have complex relationships for ectotherms, but three general patterns are known. Bigger is better: Larger body size is frequently associated with greater fitness within populations. Hotter is smaller: Smaller adult body sizes typically result from development at higher temperatures. Hotter is better: Greater maximal performance at the optimal temperature is frequently associated with higher optimal temperatures. How do we… CONTINUE READING
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