The effect of acclimation temperature on thermal activity thresholds in polar terrestrial invertebrates.

  title={The effect of acclimation temperature on thermal activity thresholds in polar terrestrial invertebrates.},
  author={Matthew J Everatt and Jeffrey S. Bale and P Convey and Michael Roger Worland and Scott A. L. Hayward},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  volume={59 10},
In the Maritime Antarctic and High Arctic, soil microhabitat temperatures throughout the year typically range between -10 and +5 °C. However, on occasion, they can exceed 20 °C, and these instances are likely to increase and intensify as a result of climate warming. Remaining active under both cool and warm conditions is therefore important for polar terrestrial invertebrates if they are to forage, reproduce and maximise their fitness. In the current study, lower and upper thermal activity… CONTINUE READING

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