Iglesias-Carrasco, Maider; Head, Megan; Cabido, Carlos
Lizards often respond to predators by hiding in sunless refuges, but this eliminates opportunities for thermoregulatory
basking. Hiding can therefore lower body condition.
Furthermore, in ectotherms basking is important to induce
fever and activate an immune response. A potential trade-off
therefore exists between lowering predation risk and elevating
body temperature to fight infection. Such a trade-off could be
habitat dependent if habitats differ in the relative risk of predation...[Show more]
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.