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Conceptual model for thermal limits on the distribution of reptiles

Doody, Jeremiah (Sean); Moore, Jennifer A.


Recent climate change has re-invigorated scientific interest in the dynamics of geographic distributions of organisms. Climate responses and their biogeographical ramifications can be predicted indirectly by studying variation in fitness-related traits across environmental gradients in wide-ranging species. We review evidence for such variation in reptiles. Clinal variation in seasonal timing (onset) of nesting is common but may offer only minor compensation. In contrast, clinal variation in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Herpetological Conservation and Biology


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