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TitleNon-climatic thermal adaptation: Implications for species' responses to climate warming
 
AuthorsMarshall, DJ2
McQuaid, CD3
Williams, GA1
 
KeywordsClimate change
Global warming
Thermal adaptation
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe Royal Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org
 
CitationBiology Letters, 2010, v. 6 n. 5, p. 669-673 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0233
 
AbstractThere is considerable interest in understanding how ectothermic animals may physiologically and behaviourally buffer the effects of climate warming. Much less consideration is being given to how organisms might adapt to non- climatic heat sources in ways that could confound predictions for responses of species and communities to climate warming. Although adaptation to non-climatic heat sources (solar and geothermal) seems likely in some marine species, climate warming predictions for marine ectotherms are largely based on adaptation to climatically relevant heat sources (air or surface sea water temperature). Here, we show that non-climatic solar heating underlies thermal resistance adaptation in a rocky-eulittoralfringe snail. Comparisons of the maximum temperatures of the air, the snail's body and the rock substratum with solar irradiance and physiological performance show that the highest body temperature is primarily controlled by solar heating and re-radiation, and that the snail's upper lethal temperature exceeds the highest climatically relevant regional air temperature by approximately 22°C. Non-climatic thermal adaptation probably features widely among marine and terrestrial ectotherms and because it could enable species to tolerate climatic rises in air temperature, it deserves more consideration in general and for inclusion into climate warming models. © 2010 The Royal Society.
 
ISSN1744-9561
2013 Impact Factor: 3.425
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0233
 
PubMed Central IDPMC2936162
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000281739100027
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorMcQuaid, CD
 
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GA
 
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dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractThere is considerable interest in understanding how ectothermic animals may physiologically and behaviourally buffer the effects of climate warming. Much less consideration is being given to how organisms might adapt to non- climatic heat sources in ways that could confound predictions for responses of species and communities to climate warming. Although adaptation to non-climatic heat sources (solar and geothermal) seems likely in some marine species, climate warming predictions for marine ectotherms are largely based on adaptation to climatically relevant heat sources (air or surface sea water temperature). Here, we show that non-climatic solar heating underlies thermal resistance adaptation in a rocky-eulittoralfringe snail. Comparisons of the maximum temperatures of the air, the snail's body and the rock substratum with solar irradiance and physiological performance show that the highest body temperature is primarily controlled by solar heating and re-radiation, and that the snail's upper lethal temperature exceeds the highest climatically relevant regional air temperature by approximately 22°C. Non-climatic thermal adaptation probably features widely among marine and terrestrial ectotherms and because it could enable species to tolerate climatic rises in air temperature, it deserves more consideration in general and for inclusion into climate warming models. © 2010 The Royal Society.
 
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dc.identifier.citationBiology Letters, 2010, v. 6 n. 5, p. 669-673 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0233
 
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dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Physiological
 
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dc.subject.meshClimate Change
 
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dc.subjectClimate change
 
dc.subjectGlobal warming
 
dc.subjectThermal adaptation
 
dc.titleNon-climatic thermal adaptation: Implications for species' responses to climate warming
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
  3. Rhodes University