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- Hirst, Andrew G., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Oecologia 2019 v.190 no.2 pp. 343-353
- adults; altitude; arthropods; body size; females; latitude; males; sexual dimorphism; temperature; temporal variation
- ... Body size at maturity often varies with environmental conditions, as well as between males and females within a species [termed Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD)]. Variation in body size clines between the sexes can determine the degree to which SSD varies across environmental gradients. We use a meta-analytic approach to investigate whether major biogeographical and temporal (intra-annually across sea ...
- Hirst, Andrew G., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Oikos 2019 v.128 no.6 pp. 823-835
- Copepoda; adults; arthropods; bacteria; ectothermy; eggs; fish; insects; models; ontogeny; plankton; prediction; temperature
- ... Size at maturity in ectotherms commonly declines with warming. This near‐universal phenomenon, formalised as the temperature–size rule, has been observed in over 80% of tested species, from bacteria to fish. The proximate cause has been attributed to the greater temperature dependence of development rate than growth rate, causing individuals to develop earlier but mature smaller in the warm. Howev ...