• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
CIBIO-InBIO RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTED ON THE COVER OF ECOGRAPHY JOURNAL
The last cover of Ecography journal contains a picture of the alpine salamander (Salamandra atra) which illustrates a CIBIO-InBIO study on terrestrial ectotherms’ metabolic syndrome.
 

Terrestrial ectothermic organisms represent by far the largest part of global biodiversity. An international team, including CIBIO-InBIO researchers Anamarija Žagar and Miguel A. Carretero, studied how their metabolic responses to temperature vary as a function of adaptation to different elevations.

 

They analyzed the metabolic traits of sympatric species pairs from three ectotherm groups: reptiles, amphibians and beetles, living at similar elevations but with diverging altitudinal and range-size distributions. The results were published by the scientific journal Ecography, and now featured in the October journal’s cover.

 

The study indicates novel descriptors for species’ potential use of area and resources. As such, they could be used to improve the power of predictive models in estimating future extinction risk of species, under expected climate change scenarios.

 

 

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Posted in 2018-10-18