Recent Submissions

  • Using stable isotope analysis to answer fundamental questions in invasion ecology: progress and prospects 

    McCue, M.D.; Javal, M.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Le Roux, J.J.; Jackson, M.C.; Ellis, A.G.; Richardson, D.M.; Valentine, A.J.; Terblanche, J.S. (2020)
    What makes some species successful invaders while others fail, and why some invaders have major impacts in invaded ecosystems are pivotal questions that are attracting major research effort. The increasing availability of ...
  • The evolutionary potential of an insect invader under climate change 

    Logan, M.L.; Minnaar, I.A.; Keegan, K.M.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (2020)
    Although the impacts of climate change and invasive species are typically studied in isolation, they likely interact to reduce the viability of plant and animal populations. Indeed, invasive species, by definition, have ...
  • Navigating through the R packages for movement 

    Joo, R.; Boone, M.E.; Clay, T.A.; Patrick, S.C.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Basille, M. (2020)
    The advent of miniaturized biologging devices has provided ecologists with unprecedented opportunities to record animal movement across scales, and led to the collection of ever-increasing quantities of tracking data. In ...
  • Rethinking the scale and formulation of indices assessing organism vulnerability to warmer habitats 

    Garcia, R.A.; Allen, J.L.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (2019)
    Ecologists often use indices or proxies to communicate complex ecological entities. Indices commonly known as thermal safety margin, habitat thermal quality and hours of restriction describe species’ vulnerability to climate ...
  • The Bogert Effect and environmental heterogeneity 

    Logan, M.L.; van Berkel, J.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (2019)
    A classic question in evolutionary biology is whether behavioral flexibility hastens or hinders evolutionary change. The latter idea, that behavior reduces the number of environmental states experienced by an organism and ...
  • Thermal tolerance patterns across latitude and elevation 

    Sunday, J.; Bennett, J.M.; Calosi, P.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Gravel, S.; Hargreaves, A.L.; Leiva, F.P.; Verberk, W.C.E.P.; Olalla-Tárraga, M.A.; Morales-Castilla, I. (2019)
    Linking variation in species' traits to large-scale environmental gradients can lend insight into the evolutionary processes that have shaped functional diversity and future responses to environmental change. Here, we ask ...
  • Opportunities for behavioral rescue under rapid environmental change 

    Fey, S.B.; Vasseur, D.A.; Alujević, K.; Kroeker, K.J.; Logan, M.L.; O'Connor, M.I.; Rudolf, V.H.W.; DeLong, J.P.; Peacor, S.; Selden, R.L.; Sih, A.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (2019)
    Laboratory measurements of physiological and demographic tolerances are important in understanding the impact of climate change on species diversity; however, it has been recognized that forecasts based solely on these ...
  • Thermal landscape change as a driver of ectotherm responses to plant invasions 

    Garcia, R.A.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (2019)
    A growing body of research demonstrates the impacts of invasive alien plants on native animals, but few studies consider thermal effects as a driver of the responses of native organisms. As invasive alien plants establish ...
  • Environmental temperature alters the overall digestive energetics and differentially affects dietary protein and lipid use in a lizard 

    Plasman, M.; McCue, M.D.; Reynoso, V.H.; Terblanche, J.S.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (The Company of Biologists Ltd, 2019)
    Processing food (e.g. ingestion, digestion, assimilation) requires energy referred to as specific dynamic action (SDA) and is at least partially fuelled by oxidation of the nutrients (e.g. proteins and lipids) within the ...
  • Spatial scale, topography and thermoregulatory behaviour interact when modelling species’ thermal niches 

    Barton, M.G.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Terblanche, J.S. (Nordic Society Oikos, 2019)
    The spatial scale at which climate and species’ occupancy data are gathered, and the resolution at which ecological models are run, can strongly influence predictions of species performance and distributions. Running model ...
  • Niche shift and resource supplementation facilitate and amphibian range expansion 

    Davies, S.J.; Hill, M.P.; McGeoch, M.A.; Clusella-Trullas, S. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
    Aim: To determine whether recent range expansion of small-bodied arboreal frogs, Hyperolius marmoratus Rapp, is accompanied by changes in species–environment relationships and whether its historical range was constrained ...
  • 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 ...

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