Acclimation of cold tolerance in Carlia longipes

This data set contains the cold tolerance of the tropical skink Carlia longipes during its entire acclimation process to low temperatures, data on the temperatures where this study took place recorded by the bureau of meteorology and experimentally recorded habitat temperatures of the study species.

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    Data record related to this publication Acclimation of cold tolerance in Carlia longipes
    Data Publication title Acclimation of cold tolerance in Carlia longipes
  • Description

    This data set contains the cold tolerance of the tropical skink Carlia longipes during its entire acclimation process to low temperatures, data on the temperatures where this study took place recorded by the bureau of meteorology and experimentally recorded habitat temperatures of the study species.

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      This data set contains the critical thermal minimum temperatures (CTmin) of individuals of the restricted tropical ectotherm Carlia longipes over an extensive acclimation process (more than 16 weeks) to a cold temperature regime and supplementary material on the lag of body temperature behind air temperature in the experiment used to measure CTmin. It also includes data obtained from the bureau of meteorology (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/ accessed 10.6.2014 on minimum temperatures recorded during the study as well as experimentally collected habitat temperatures of the study species at the coldest time of day throughout the year. The data was collected in Cairns QLD, Australia, as part of a PhD project from 2012 to 2013. Detailed methodologies can be found in the related PhD thesis and publication.

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  • Keywords
    • tolerance breadth
    • critical thermal minimum
    • climatic variability
    • potential range extent
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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
    • 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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  • Locations
    • James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • 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)
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      Name Climate Data collected by the Bureau of Meteorology
    • URL http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/
    • Notes Some of the data in this data set was extracted from data available online through the Bureau of Meteorology.
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      Name Climate Data collected by the Bureau of Meteorology
    • URL http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/
    • Notes Some of the data in this data set was extracted from data available online through the Bureau of Meteorology.
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    Citation Pintor, Anna; Krockenberger, Andrew; Schwarzkopf, Linda (2015): Acclimation of cold tolerance in Carlia longipes. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/55B58FDB5613E