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Individual and demographic consequences of reduced body condition following repeated exposure to high temperatures

Gardner, Janet; Amano, Tatsuya; Sutherland, William J; Clayton, Mark; Peters, Anne


Although the lethal consequences of extreme heat are increasingly reported in the literature, the fitness costs of exposure to sublethal high air temperatures, typically identified in the 30–40°C range, are poorly understood. We examine the effect of high (≥35°C) daily maxima on body condition of a semiarid population of White-plumed Honeyeaters, Ptilotula penicillatus, monitored between 1986 and 2012. During this 26-yr period, temperature has risen, on average, by 0.06°C each year at the site,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology
DOI: 10.1890/15-0642.1
Access Rights: Open Access


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