Data from: Complex interactions between local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, and sex affect vulnerability to warming in a widespread marine copepod

Matthew C. Sasaki, Sydney Hedberg, Kailin Richardson & Hans G. Dam
Predicting the response of populations to climate change requires knowledge of thermal performance. Genetic differentiation and phenotypic plasticity affect thermal performance, but the effects of sex and developmental temperatures often go uncharacterized. We used common garden experiments to test for effects of local adaptation (Florida versus Connecticut temperatures), developmental phenotypic plasticity (18oC vs. 22oC), and individual sex on thermal performance of the ubiquitous copepod, Acartia tonsa. Females had higher thermal tolerance than males in both...

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