Thermal time : body size , food quality and the 10 C rule

@inproceedings{Charnov2002ThermalT,
  title={Thermal time : body size , food quality and the 10 C rule},
  author={Eric L. Charnov and James F Gillooly},
  year={2002}
}
Developmental rates of ectotherms (y) are often linearly related to temperature (Tc in C) within some biologically relevant range of temperatures as y = (1/S)(Tc − Tb), where Tb is the estimated temperature at zero development, and the thermal constant S is the development time multiplied by the temperature above Tb (i.e. degree days above Tb). Among similar species, it has been widely shown that S and Tb are negatively related across environments, that S is positively related to body size, and… CONTINUE READING