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Microclimates mitigate against hot temperatures in dryland ecosystems: termite mounds as an example
(Ecological Society of America, 2016)
Termite mounds have recently been shown to protect against drought by providing refuges for plants and foci for revegetation, but whether mounds modulate temperature remains untested. Organisms tend to experience climate ...
Ant assemblages have darker and larger members in cold environments
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
Aim In ectotherms, the colour of an individual’s cuticle may have important thermoregulatory and protective consequences. In cool environments, ectotherms should be darker, to maximize heat gain, and larger, to minimize ...