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Integrating phylogeography and physiology reveals divergence of thermal traits between central and peripheral lineages of tropical rainforest lizards

Moritz, Craig; Langham, Gary; Kearney, Michael R; Krockenberger, Andrew; VanDerWal, Jeremy; Williams, Stephen E.

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Tropical ectotherms are regarded as being especially threatened by global warming, but the extent to which populations vary in key thermal physiological traits is little known. In general, central and peripheral populations are most likely to differ where divergent selection pressures are un-opposed by gene flow. This leads to the prediction that persistent and long-isolated lineages in peripheral regions, as revealed by phylogeography, may differ physiologically from larger centrally located...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65163
Source: Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society: B- Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0018

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