Physiological determinants of tolerance to climatic extremes in small ectotherms

This data set contains information of several physiological and behavioural traits that correlate to species' potential to extend into climatic extremes, such as regions with hot or dry conditions. It combines summarized data on these traits from an earlier study with data on climate at species' occurrence records accessible online.

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    Data record related to this publication Physiological determinants of tolerance to climatic extremes in small ectotherms
    Data Publication title Physiological determinants of tolerance to climatic extremes in small ectotherms
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    This data set contains information of several physiological and behavioural traits that correlate to species' potential to extend into climatic extremes, such as regions with hot or dry conditions. It combines summarized data on these traits from an earlier study with data on climate at species' occurrence records accessible online.

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    • Descriptor

      This data set summarizes thermal traits of 13 species of small ectotherms from Eastern Australia and combines these with summarized data on climatic extremes that species are exposed to within their range based on climate layers and species' occurrence records accessible online through the Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au/). It contains raw data on climate and occurrence records after removal of outliers as well as a summarized data set on thermal traits and summarized climate data. The data for the original data set was collected at James Cook University, Cairns QLD, Australia, as part of a PhD project from 2012 to 2014. Animals were collected along the Australian East Coast from locations between Canberra and Lockhart River. Detailed methodologies can be found in the data record of the original data set as well as in the related PhD thesis and publication.

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  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • climatic variability
    • species distributions
    • climatic extremes
    • climate gradients
    • thermal traits
    • environmental tolerances
    • physiological tolerances
    • vulnerability
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  • Research grant(s)/Scheme name(s)
    • 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
  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 060604 - Comparative Physiology
    • 060806 - Animal Physiological Ecology
    • 060303 - Biological Adaptation
    • 060302 - Biogeography and Phylogeography
    • 060306 - Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
    SEO Codes
    • 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
    • 960305 - Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
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    Type Location Notes
    Physical Location Tropical Data Hub - eResearch Centre, James Cook University Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
    The Data Manager is: Anna Pintor
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Conditional: Contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au to request access to this data.
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  • Data record size 2 MB
  • Related publications
      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)
  • Related websites
      Name Atlas of Living Australia
    • URL http://www.ala.org.au/
    • Notes data on climate and occurrence records was downloaded from the ATlas of Living Australia
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      Name Latitudinal trends in thermal traits in a clade of small reptilian ectotherms
    • URL c7cce4e3dc57fbbceeae8d60b29867b3
    • Notes data set contains summarized data from this previously published data set, which is also accessible through the Tropical Data Hub.
    • Name Williams K. J., S. Ferrier, D. Rosauer, D. Yeates, G. Manion, T. Harwood, J. Stein, D. P. Faith, T. Laity, and A. Whalen. 2010. Harnessing Continent-Wide Biodiversity Datasets for Prioritising National Conservation Investment: 1. Main Report. CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra.
    • URL https://publications.csiro.au/rpr/pub?list=BRO&pid=csiro:EP102983
    • Notes Climate layers accessed through the webpage of the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au/)
    • Name Hijmans, R. J., S. E. Cameron, J. L. Parra, P. G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.
    • URL http://www.worldclim.org/bioclim
    • Notes WorldClim data accessed through the webpage of the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au/). Also accessible via the WorldClim website (http://www.worldclim.org/).
    • Name Distribution Records available through the Atlas of Living Australia
    • URL http://spatial.ala.org.au/
    • Notes Distribution Records of included species, accessed through the webpage of the Atlas of Living Australia (http://spatial.ala.org.au/, accessed 10/07/2014).
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    Citation Pintor, Anna; Krockenberger, Andrew; Schwarzkopf, Linda (2015): Physiological determinants of tolerance to climatic extremes in small ectotherms. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/55B58E6C46947