Pieter Arnold: How an alpine plant species responds to temperature stress depends on the type of trait and life stage

In this new post, Pieter Arnold, Research Fellow at The Australian National University (ANU), presents his latest work ‘Patterns of phenotypic plasticity along a thermal gradient differ by trait type in an alpine plant’. Pieter discusses the challenges of his group’s experimental design, highlights the importance of looking at plants along their entire life cycle, and also advises everyone to expand their horizons when looking … Continue reading Pieter Arnold: How an alpine plant species responds to temperature stress depends on the type of trait and life stage

Matthew Lattanzio: UV behavioral regulation in eastern fence lizards

In this new post, Dr. Matthew Lattanzio—an Assistant Professor in the Organismal and Environmental Biology Department at Christopher Newport University, USA—discusses his recently accepted paper, “Active regulation of ultraviolet light exposure overrides thermal preference behavior in eastern fence lizards“ About the paper Imagine for a moment you’re outside in a park, on a warm sunny day, enjoying a hike or just a relaxing break outside. … Continue reading Matthew Lattanzio: UV behavioral regulation in eastern fence lizards

Mathias Dezetter

Mathias Dezetter: Physiological responses to increasing temperature combine energy and water balance in a long-lived snake

Mathias Dezetter, PhD student at the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé and the Institut d’Ecologie et des Sciences de l’Environnement de Paris, discusses with us his recently accepted paper, “Additive effects of developmental acclimation and physiological syndromes on lifetime metabolic and water loss rates of a dry-skinned ectotherm.” About the paper How organisms can adjust their physiology in response to climate warming is a crucial … Continue reading Mathias Dezetter: Physiological responses to increasing temperature combine energy and water balance in a long-lived snake