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- Hoppeler, Hans H., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of thermal biology 2014 v.43 pp. 13-23
- Bivalvia; acclimation; autumn; behavior change; burrowing; freshwater; metabolism; mussels; oxygen; oxygen consumption; predation; seasonal variation; selection pressure; spring; summer; temperature; thermodynamics; winter
- ... Temperature plays a critical role in determining the biology of ectotherms. Many animals have evolved mechanisms that allow them to compensate biological rates, i.e. adjust biological rates to overcome thermodynamic effects. For low energy-organisms, such as bivalves, the costs of thermal compensation may be greater than the benefits, and thus prohibitive. To examine this, two experiments were des ...