Plasticity and evolution shape the scaling of metabolism and excretion along a geothermal temperature gradient

Javiera Benavente, David Fryxell, Michael Kinnison, Eric Palkovacs & Kevin Simon
Physiological rates are heavily dependent on temperature and body size. Most current predictions of organisms’ response to environmental warming are based on the assumption that key physiological rates like metabolism and excretion scale independently with body size and temperature and will not evolve. However, temperature is a significant driver for phenotypic variability in the allometric scaling and thermal sensitivity of physiological rates within ectotherm species, suggesting that evolution may play a role in shaping these...
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