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It is interesting to note that two of the largest MFCL values for terrestrial systems came from food webs that reported only ectotherms (WEB151 and WEB311, additional information on these WEBs are available on-line at http://waynerossiter.
How rearing temperature affects optimal adult size in ectotherms.
Unlike most cold-hardy ectotherms that survive exposure to subzero temperatures by either tolerating freezing or remaining supercooled, hatchling C.
In this paper, we present a simple temperature-based biophysical model with the goal of predicting relevant life-history events of ectotherms.
Although Bergmann's rule was originally proposed for homeotherms, Bergmannian (and converse Bergmannian) clines occur in invertebrate and vertebrate ectotherms (Ray 1960; Masaki 1967, 1978; Honek 1993; Atkinson 1994; Mousseau 1997; Arnett & Gotelli 1999; Brisola Marcondes et al.
5) were consistent with a number of biologically plausible food webs: vertebrate ectotherms as predator and consumer (body size ratio of 12:1), invertebrate ectotherms as predator and consumer (12:1), and a vertebrate ectotherm predator and an invertebrate ectotherm consumer (5500:1).
They suggested evaluating a lizard's thermal preference using several indices to address the separate components of the complex question of "How carefully does an ectotherm thermoregulate?
The temperature-sensitive nature of ectotherm growth rates compounds the need for accurate growth estimates given current and predicted future global temperature increases (Rountrey et al.
Ectotherm life history responses to developmental temperature, p.
Plethodontid salamanders do not confirm to "general rules" for ectotherm life histories: insights from allocation models about why simple models do not make accurate predictions.
Using stochastic sampling of model parameters, we analyze the sensitivity of this model to uncertainties in parameter values, describe the factors that are most important in governing the radionuclide kinetics in this species, and discuss those likely to be of importance in modeling the contamination kinetics of ectotherm populations.
Milne Edwards, 1837) is a sublittoral ectotherm with a limited homeostatic ability to adapt to rapid environmental changes.