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Lethal temperature limits

Steven L. Chown and Sue W. Nicolson

in Insect Physiological Ecology: Mechanisms and Patterns

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515494
eISBN:
9780191705649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515494.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Temperature change has an effect on many physiological processes and insects frequently evolve strategies to overcome the rate, sub-lethal or lethal effects of temperature variation. This chapter ... More


Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis

Michael J. Angilletta Jr.

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198570875
eISBN:
9780191718748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570875.001.1
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Temperature pervasively impacts the phenotypes and distributions of organisms. These thermal effects generate strong selective pressures on behaviour, physiology, and life history when environmental ... More


Thermal Acclimation

Michael J. Angilletta

in Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198570875
eISBN:
9780191718748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570875.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Many organisms adjust their thermal sensitivities in response to environmental conditions. This form of phenotypic plasticity, referred to as acclimation, involves potentially reversible changes in ... More


Thermal Coadaptation

Michael J. Angilletta

in Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198570875
eISBN:
9780191718748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570875.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Most evolutionary models focus on isolated traits, but the fitness of an organism depends on the combination of traits that composes its phenotype. Models of coadaptation account for the interaction ... More


From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

Moses O. Biney

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786390
eISBN:
9780814789810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786390.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Upon arrival in the United States, most African immigrants are immediately subsumed under the category “black.” In the eyes of most Americans—and more so to American legal and social systems—African ... More


Seasonal polyphenisms and environmentally induced plasticity in the Lepidoptera: The coordinated evolution of many traits on multiple levels

Paul M. Brakefield and Bas J. Zwaan

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Polyphenisms, for example in butterflies and moths, have been a constant source of inspiration to entomologists since well before Darwin's time. Initial attention from researchers was grabbed because ... More


Molecular mechanisms of life history trade-offs and the evolution of multicellular complexity in volvocalean green algae

Aurora M. Nedelcu and Richard E. Michod

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Although life history trade-offs are recognized as central to life history evolution, the mechanisms underlying trade-offs are not well understood. Life history trade-offs gain unique significance ... More


Plant Learning and Memory

Richard Karban

in Plant Sensing and Communication

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264677
eISBN:
9780226264844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264844.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Animals are believed to have learned when past experiences influence future responses. Similarly, plants can be considered to have learned when past events cause chemical changes that alter the ... More


Placed Bodies

Marli F. Weiner and Mazie Hough

in Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036996
eISBN:
9780252094071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036996.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how physicians developed the concept of place to reconcile the complexities of race and sex when defining bodies and their health and sicknesses. In the increasingly contested ... More


Light Acquisition

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Seedling establishment, growth, and survival depend on access to light, water, and nutrients. Across dipterocarp species there are a wide range of responses to light and, consequently, relative ... More


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