Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...

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