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Tests of the Climatic Variability Hypothesis in Australian Skinks

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Title
Tests of the Climatic Variability Hypothesis in Australian Skinks
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2015-03-20
Date Record Modified
2015-06-10
Language
English
Coverage
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Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    This data set contains collated and edited data on species distribution records and their associated climatic conditions obtained from the Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au/), as well as summarized data relating to analyses and figures in publications associated with the raw data set.

  2. Type: full

    This data set contains data on distribution records and associated climate variables on species in three large phylogenetic clades of Australian skinks. The data was obtained from the Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au/) in October 2011 by downloading all museum records (latitude, longitude, elevation) for the species of interest as well as values from different climate layers at species' occurrence points. Climate layers used were Temperature - annual mean ("Bio01"; Hijmans et al. 2005), Temperature - max absolute mean max (Williams et al. 2010) and Temperature - min absolute mean min (Williams et al. 2010). The data was edited to exclude incomplete records and outliers far outside the known range of species. The data was used to test the applicability of the Climatic Variability Hypothesis, i.e. that species from more thermally variable habitats achieve greater range extents, in Australian skinks. Summarized data used for analyses and figures used in the associated publication are included in the data set. For details on references and analyses, refer to the associated publication.

Related Publications
  1. Rapoport’s Rule: do climatic variability gradients shape range extent?
    The dat set includes underlying raw data as well as specific data sets for analyses and figures in the associated publication.
Related Websites
  1. Profile on 'Centre for Tropical Environmental & Sustainability Science Navigation'
Related Data
  1. Derived from: >> 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.
    • ID: https://publications.csiro.au/rpr/pub?list=BRO&pid=csiro:EP102983 (EXTERNAL)
    • Note(s): Climate layers accessed through the webpage of the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au/).
    • Publish to RDA: This related object (and relationship) is NOT being published to RDA.
  2. Derived from: >> 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.
    • ID: http://www.worldclim.org/bioclim (EXTERNAL)
    • Note(s): 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/).
    • Publish to RDA: This related object (and relationship) is NOT being published to RDA.
  3. Derived from: >> Distribution Records available through the Atlas of Living Australia
    • ID: http://spatial.ala.org.au/ (EXTERNAL)
    • Note(s): Distribution Records of included species, accessed through the webpage of the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au/, October 2011).
    • Publish to RDA: This related object (and relationship) is NOT being published to RDA.
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  1. Aggregated by: Miss Anna Pintor , anna.pintor1@jcu.edu.au , Discipline of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  2. Associated with: Prof Andrew Krockenberger , andrew.krockenberger@jcu.edu.au , Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, Discipline of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  3. Associated with: Prof Linda Schwarzkopf , lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au , Discipline of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Research & Innovation, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change
Primary Contact
Miss Anna Pintor, anna.pintor@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Andrew Krockenberger , andrew.krockenberger@jcu.edu.au
  2. Prof Linda Schwarzkopf , lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060604 - Comparative Physiology (060604)
  2. 060302 - Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
  3. 060306 - Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change (060306)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  2. 960805 - Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
Keywords
  1. geographic range extent
  2. thermal tolerance
  3. latitudinal gradient
  4. species distributions
  5. Scincidae
  6. Rapport's Rule
  7. Climatic Variability Hypothesis
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC-SA: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
Please refer to the "related data" section for copyright information on data sets which this data set is derived from
Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Attachments
  1. Pintor et al. - Rapoports Rule - Data for publication 11.03.2015.xlsx (Data File, Public)
  2. Pintor et al. - Rapoports Rule - Data for publication 11.03.2015.ods (Data File, Public)
Stored At
The data is stored in the Tropical Data Hub, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia as requested by the researcher.
Citation
Cite:
Pintor, A.; Krockenberger, A.; Schwarzkopf, L. (2015). Supporting Data Set for Tests of the Climatic Variability Hypothesis in Australian Skinks. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/5536F28D28A5E
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/5536F28D28A5E