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Cover for Temperature adaptation in a changing climate: nature at risk.

This book contains 16 chapters dealing with the impact of global climate change on non-human life on Earth, particularly on the effects of global warming on species that currently depend on cool or cold conditions for survival. These organisms include insects, freshwater and marine invertebrates,...

Author(s)
Storey, K. B.; Tanino, K. K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction: nature at risk.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the impact of global climate change on non-human life on Earth. It then discusses the huge consequences of a warming climate, be it natural and/or driven by human action. They include melting of polar ice caps, thawing of permafrost, a rise in sea...

Author(s)
Storey, K. B.; Tanino, K. K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strategies of molecular adaptation to climate change: the challenges for amphibians and reptiles.

This chapter discusses the lives of ectothermic terrestrial vertebrates (amphibians and reptiles) and how they are affected by and adapt to changing environmental conditions. The focus is on species that have adapted to life in seasonally cold environments and examine some of the specialized...

Author(s)
Storey, K. B.; Storey, J. M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperature perception and signal transduction - mechanisms across multiple organisms.

This chapter reviews the current state of knowledge of how temperature is measured by all manner of life forms. Some mechanisms turn out to be highly specialized in particular phyla, while some, presumably more ancient, are apparently widely conserved across species. It covers perception of...

Author(s)
Penfield, S.; Kendall, S.; MacGregor, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Microorganisms and plants: a photosynthetic perspective.

This chapter discusses the potential impact of climate change on photosynthetic organisms residing in year-round cold environments, with emphasis on studies regarding microbial communities in cold habitats as well as research on microbial isolates of psychrophilic photoautotrophs, or the...

Author(s)
Morgan-Kiss, R. M.; Dolhi, J. M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insects.

In this chapter, several of the responses to climate change by insects (agricultural pests, pollinators, biological control agents, human and animal disease vectors) and the outcomes thereof are discussed. Further consideration is also given to these responses at two different levels: that of...

Author(s)
Chown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperature adaptation in changing climate: marine fish and invertebrates.

This chapter focuses on the adaptive physiological and ecological responses to warming in cold-temperate marine ectotherms. To understand centrally important traits of thermal tolerance, adaptive traits that restrict the capacities of cold stenotherms from Antarctic environments to acclimatize to...

Author(s)
Abele, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fish: freshwater ecosystems.

This chapter focuses on cold adaptation in freshwater fish, and especially how predicted climate change may alter the winter environment and conditions in streams and lakes, and how selected freshwater fish are likely to respond. Consequently, geographical research is restricted to high latitude...

Author(s)
Linnansaari, T.; Cunjak, R. A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The relationship between climate warming and hibernation in mammals.

This chapter discusses the effects of climate warming on the mammalian phenologies. The predicted effects of climate warming on hibernation; and field studies on hibernation by eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) in southeastern New York, USA are highlighted.

Author(s)
Frank, C. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for On thin ice: marine mammals and climate change.

This chapter discusses the impact of climate change on ice-associated marine mammal habitat; and temperature regulation in marine mammals. It is suggested that climate-induced changes on the water temperatures of the ocean will have an impact on marine mammals. The impact may not happen directly on ...

Author(s)
Castellini, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter

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