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vertebrates Allometric constant for maximum consumption [a.
Climate warming and ectotherm
body size--from individual physiology to community ecology, Functional Ecology, 27: 991-1001, 2013.
Temperature is a major abiotic factor influencing biological functions of ectotherms
Energetic demands are roughly an order of magnitude greater in endotherms relative to ectotherms
of the same size (e.
Key words: behavioral thermoregulation; body temperature, preferred; ectotherms
at northern latitudes; gestation; Nerodia sipedon; postprandial thermophily; radiotelemetry; reproductive vs.
Temperature is one of the most important environmental factors controlling development in ectotherms
including echinoderms, which progress faster through their developmental stages as temperature increases (Hoegh-Guldberg & Pearse 1995).
life-history responses to developmental temperature.
The environment can affect the size or number of offspring either directly or indirectly (Kingsolver and Huey, 2008), and recent work has indicated that environmental temperature has a profound direct effect on ectotherm
offspring and complex relationships with adult body size and fitness (Angilletta et al.
Sprint speed, in particular, can be critical for an ectotherm
attempting escape from a potential predator (van Berkum et al.
Other arboviruses infect a variety of ectotherms
, including species of lizards (2-4), snakes (5-11), and turtles (12,13), but the knowledge of ectotherm
involvement in the ecology of WNV is limited.
Our finding that similar agents occur in various other terrestrial habitats in central North America suggests that such nuclei may pose a formidable challenge to the overwintering survival of ectotherm
ic animals that rely on supercooling to withstand frost exposure.
Modeling global macroclimatic constraints on ectotherm
Short-term forest management effects on a long-lived ectotherm
In this paper, we examine the past impacts of climate modes on a terrestrial ectotherm
in the Pacific Northwest of North America in an attempt to understand the effects of future environmental variation.
Hot rocks and much-too-hot rocks: seasonal patterns of retreat-site selection by a nocturnal ectotherm