Temperature variation makes ectotherms more sensitive to climate change

  title={Temperature variation makes ectotherms more sensitive to climate change},
  author={Krijn P. Paaijmans and Rebecca L. Heinig and Rebecca A Seliga and Justine I. Blanford and Simon Blanford and Courtney C Murdock and Matthew B Thomas},
  booktitle={Global change biology},
Ectotherms are considered to be particularly vulnerable to climate warming. Descriptions of habitat temperatures and predicted changes in climate usually consider mean monthly, seasonal or annual conditions. Ectotherms, however, do not simply experience mean conditions, but are exposed to daily fluctuations in habitat temperatures. Here, we highlight how temperature fluctuation can generate 'realized' thermal reaction (fitness) norms that differ from the 'fundamental' norms derived under… CONTINUE READING
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