Recent Submissions

  • Behavioral thermoregulation is highly repeatable and unaffected by digestive status in Agama atra 

    van Berkel, J.; Clusella-Trulla, S. (John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, 2018)
    The precision and the extent of behavioral thermoregulation are likely to provide fitness benefits to ectotherms. Yet the factors driving variation in selected or preferred body temperature (Tset) and its usefulness as a ...
  • GlobTherm, a global database on thermal tolerances for aquatic and terrestrial organisms 

    Bennett, J.M.; Calosi, P.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Martínez, B.; Sunday, J.; Algar, A.C.; Araújo, M.B.; Hawkins, B.A.; Keith, S.; Kühn, I.; Rahbek, C.; Rodríguez, L.; Singer, A.; Villalobos, F.; Olalla-Tárraga, M.A.; Morales-Castilla, I. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2018)
    How climate affects species distributions is a longstanding question receiving renewed interest owing to the need to predict the impacts of global warming on biodiversity. Is climate change forcing species to live near ...
  • Beyond colour: consistent variation in near infrared and solar reflectivity in sunbirds (Nectariniidae) 

    Shawkey, M.D.; Igic, B.; Rogalla, S.; Goldenberg, J.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; D'Alba, L. (Springer, 2017)
    The visible spectrum represents a fraction of the sun’s radiation, a large portion of which is within the near infrared (NIR). However, wavelengths outside of the visible spectrum that are reflected by coloured tissues ...
  • Effects of nutrient and water restriction on thermal tolerance: A test of mechanisms and hypotheses 

    Mitchell, K.A.; Boardman, L.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Terblanche, J.S. (Elsevier Inc., 2017)
    Nutritional deprivation or desiccation can influence thermal tolerance by impacting the insects' ability to evaporatively cool, maintain cell membrane integrity and conduct protective or repair processes. Recovery ...
  • Thermal consequences of colour and near-infrared reflectance 

    Stuart-Fox, D.; Newton, E.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (The Royal Society Publishing, 2017)
    The importance of colour for temperature regulation in animals remains controversial. Colour can affect an animal’s temperature because all else being equal, dark surfaces absorb more solar energy than do light surfaces, ...
  • Parasites of Harmonia axyridis: current research and perspectives 

    Haelewaters, D.; Zhao, S.Y.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Cottrell, T.E.; De Kesel, A.; Fiedler, L.; Herz, A.; Hesketh, H.; Hui, C.; Kleespies, R.G.; Losey, J.E.; Minnaar, I.A.; Murray, K.M.; Nedvěd, O.; Pfliegler, W.P.; Raak-van den Berg, C.L.; Riddick, E.W.; Shapiro-Ilan, D.I.; Smyth, R.R.; Steenberg, T.; van Wielink, P.S.; Viglášová, S.; Zhao, Z.; Ceryngier, P.; Roy, H.E. (Springer, 2017)
    Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) has been introduced widely for biological control of agricultural pests. Harmonia axyridis has established in four continents outside of its native range in Asia and it ...
  • Impacts of invasive plants on animal diversity in South Africa: A synthesis. 

    Clusella-Trullas, S.; Garcia, R.A. (AOSIS, 2017)
    Background: Increasing numbers of invasive alien plant (IAP) species are establishing around the globe and can have negative effects on resident animal species function and diversity. These impacts depend on a variety of ...
  • Lizards paid a greater opportunity cost to thermoregulate in a less heterogeneous environment 

    Basson, C.H.; Levy, O.; Angilletta Jr, M.J.; Clusella-Trullas, Susana (British Ecological Society, 2017)
    1. The theory of thermoregulation has developed slowly, hampering efforts to predict how individuals can buffer climate change through behaviour. Mixed results of field and laboratory experiments underscore the need to ...
  • Interactions between rates of temperature change and acclimation affects latitudinal patterns of warming tolerance 

    Allen, J.L.; Chown, S.L.; Janion-Scheepers, C.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (Oxford University Press, 2016)
    Critical thermal limits form an increasing component of the estimation of impacts of global change on ectotherms. Whether any consistent patterns exist in the interactive effects of rates of temperature change (or experimental ...
  • Parasites of Harmonia axyridis: current research and perspectives 

    Haelevaters, Danny; Zhao, Serena Y.; Clusella-Trullas, Susana; Cottrell, Ted E.; De Kesel, André; Fiedler, Lukas; Herz, Hesketh; Hui, Cang; Keepies, Regina G.; Losey, John E.; Minnaar, Ingrid A.; Murray, Katie M.; Nedved, Oldrich; Pfliegler, Walter P.; Raak-van den Berg, Lidwien; Riddick, Eric W.; Shapiro_Ilan, David I.; Smyth, Rebecca R.; Steenberg, Tove; Van Wielink, Paul S.; Viglasova, Sandra; Zhao, Zihua; Ceryngier, Piotr; Roy, Helen E. (Springer, 2016-09-27)
    Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) has been introduced widely for biological control of agricultural pests. Harmonia axyridis has established in four continents outside of its native range in Asia and it ...
  • Exotic trees modify the thermal landscape and food resources for lizard communities 

    Schreuder, E.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (Springer, 2016)
    Increasing numbers of invasive plant species are establishing around the globe, and these species frequently form dense stands that alter habitat structure in critical ways. Nevertheless, little is known about the mechanisms ...
  • Sexual dimorphism and physiological correlates of horn length in a South African isopod crustacean 

    Glazier, D.S.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Terblanche, J.S. (The Zoological Society of London, 2016)
    Although isopod crustaceans frequently show sexual dimorphism in body size, sexual differences in other non-reproductive (secondary sexual) traits have been rarely studied. Furthermore, little is known about the physiological ...
  • The speed and metabolic cost of digesting a blood meal depends on temperature in a major disease vector 

    McCue, M.D.; Boardman, L.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Kleynhans, E.; Terblanche, J.S. (The Company of Biologists Ltd, 2016)
    The energetics of processing a meal is crucial for understanding energy budgets of animals in the wild. Given that digestion and its associated costs may be dependent on environmental conditions, it is necessary to obtain ...
  • The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology 

    Roy, H.E.; Brown, P.M.J.; Adriaens, T.; Berkvens, N.; Borges, I.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Comont, R.F.; De Clerq, P.; Eschen, R.; Estoup, A.; Evans, E.W.; Facon, B.; Gardiner, M.M.; Gil, A.; Grez, A.A.; Guillemaud, T.; Haelewaters, D.; Herz, A.; Honek, A.; Howe, A.G.; Hui, C.; Hutchison, W.D.; Kenis, M.; Koch, R.L.; Kulfan, J.; Lawson Handley, L.; Lombaert, E.; Loomans, A.; Losey, J.; Lukashuk, A.O.; Maes, D.; Magro, A.; Murray, K.M.; Martin, G.S.; Martinkova, Z.; Minnaar, I.A.; Nedved, O.; Orlova-Bienkowskaja, M.J.; Osawa, N.; Rabitsch, W.; Ravn, H.P.; Rondoni, G.; Rorke, S.L.; Ryndevich, S.K.; Saethre, M.-G.; Sloggett, J.J.; Soares, A.O.; Stals, R.; Tinsley, M.C.; Vandereycken, A.; van Wielink, P.; Viglasova, S.; Zach, P.; Zakharov, I.A.; Zaviezo, T.; Zhao, Z. (Springer, 2016)
    The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is native to Asia but has been intentionally introduced to many countries as a biological control agent of pest insects. In numerous countries, ...
  • Predicted decrease in global climate suitability masks regional complexity of invasive fruit fly species response to climate change 

    Hill, M.P.; Bertelsmeier, C.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Garnas, J.; Robertson, M.P.; Terblanche, J.S. (Springer, 2016)
    Climate change affects the rate of insect invasions as well as the abundance, distribution and impacts of such invasions on a global scale. Among the principal analytical approaches to predicting and understanding future ...
  • Drivers, impacts, mechanisms and adaptation in insect invasions 

    Hill, M.P.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Terblanche, J.S.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2016)
  • First finding of the parasitic fungus Hesperomyces virescens (Laboulbeniales) on native and invasive ladybirds (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in South Africa 

    Haelewaters, D.; Minnaar, I.A.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (EDP Sciences, 2016)
    Hesperomyces virescens is a fungal ectoparasite (Laboulbeniales) that infects adult ladybirds. Research has recently focused on this parasite due to the discovery of its prevalence on the globally invasive harlequin ladybird ...
  • Plasticity of thermal tolerance and metabolism but not water loss in an invasive reed frog 

    Davies, S.J.; McGeoch, M.A.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (Elsevier Inc., 2015)
    Phenotypic plasticity may buffer the selection pressures on organisms that inhabit novel or rapidly-changing environments. We investigated plasticity of thermal tolerance, energetic and water loss traits and their interaction ...
  • The behaviour-physiology nexus: Behavioral and physiological compensation are relied on to different extents between seasons 

    Basson, C.H.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (The University of Chicago Press, 2015)
    Environmental variability occurring at different timescales can significantly reduce performance, resulting in evolutionary fitness costs. Shifts in thermoregulatory behavior, metabolism, and water loss via phenotypic ...
  • Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) thermal ecology and reproductive success along a rainfall cline 

    Sieg, A.E.; Gambone, M.M.; Wallace, B.P.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Spotila, J.R.; Avery, H.W. (International Society of Zoological Sciences, Institute of Zoology/Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd, 2015-05)
    Desert resource environments (e.g. microclimates, food) are tied to limited, highly localized rainfall regimes which generate microgeographic variation in the life histories of inhabitants. Typically, enhanced growth rates, ...

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