Hydroregulation in the tropical skink Carlia rubrigularis

This data set contains refuge choices (dry or wet) of the tropical skink Carlia rubrigularis at different temperatures and supporting data on body temperatures preferred by the same species.

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    Data record related to this publication Hydroregulation in the tropical skink Carlia rubrigularis
    Data Publication title Hydroregulation in the tropical skink Carlia rubrigularis
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    This data set contains refuge choices (dry or wet) of the tropical skink Carlia rubrigularis at different temperatures and supporting data on body temperatures preferred by the same species.

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      This data set contains data on whether individuals of the restricted tropical rainforest skink Carlia rubrigularis selected a wet or dry refuge (i. hydroregulated) at different test temperatures. It also containes data on the preferred body temperature of the same species, which increases across time of day. In combination, this data showcases how selection of optimum body temperatures and selection of conditions that prevent desiccation can clash, placing dehydrates animals in thermally suboptimal conditions. The data was collected in Cairns QLD, Australia, as part of a PhD project in 2014. Detailed methodologies can be found in the related PhD thesis and publication.

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    • desiccation threshold
    • climate change
    • water loss
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    • 19798 - (James Cook University Research Activities) Plasticity and geographic variation in fundamental niche traits - consequences for predictive models
    • 19517 - (James Cook University Research Activities) Plasticity and geographic variation in fundamental niche traits - consequences for predictive models
    • 20407 - (James Cook University Research Activities) Plasticity and geographic variation in fundamental niche traits: Consequences for predictive models
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    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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    • 060604 - Comparative Physiology
    • 060303 - Biological Adaptation
    • 060806 - Animal Physiological Ecology
    SEO Codes
    • 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
    • 960305 - Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
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    Physical Location Tropical Data Hub - eResearch Centre, James Cook University Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
    The Data Manager is: Anna Pintor
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    Access conditions Conditional: Contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au to request access to this data.
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      Name How fundamental is a niche? Patterns in inter- and intraspecific physiological trait variation delineate potential impacts of climate change on ectotherms at taxonomically and geographically broader scales
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    • Notes PhD thesis (2015)
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    Citation Pintor, Anna; Krockenberger, Andrew; Schwarzkopf, Linda (2015): Hydroregulation in the tropical skink Carlia rubrigularis. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/55B58C5D690A8