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Thermal adaptation : a theoretical and empirical synthesis

Author: Michael J Angilletta
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford biology.
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In this book, the author draws on theory from the more general discipline of evolutionary ecology to establish a framework for interpreting empirical studies of thermal biology. This synthesis of theoretical and empirical work generates new insights about the process of thermal adaptation and points the way towards a more general theory. The threat of rapid climate change on a global scale provides a stark reminder  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Angilletta, Michael J. (Michael James).
Thermal adaptation.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009284565
(OCoLC)251213538
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Angilletta
ISBN: 9780191547201 0191547204
OCLC Number: 320627378
Awards: Winner of Marsh Ecology Book of the Year Award 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages, [2] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: 1. Evolutionary thermal biology --
2. Thermal heterogeneity --
3. Thermal sensitivity --
4. Thermoregulation --
5. Thermal acclimation --
6. Temperature and the life history --
7. Thermal coadaptation --
8. Thermal games --
9. Adaptation to anthropogenic climate change --
References --
Author index --
Species index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Michael J. Angilletta, Jr.
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Temperature impacts the behaviour, physiology and ecology of all organisms more than any other abiotic variable. In this book, the author draws on theory from the more general discipline of  Read more...

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