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Independent influence of thermoregulatory cost on the lower and upper set-points of a heliothermic lizard

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Autor(es):
Leiriao, Luciana [1] ; Piantoni, Carla [1, 2] ; Ribeiro, Pedro L. [1] ; Navas, Carlos A. [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Fisiol, Rua Matao Tr 14 101, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Hawaii Manoa, Dept Biol, 2538 McCarthy Mall, EDM 216, Honolulu, HI 96822 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Behavioural Processes; v. 164, p. 17-24, JUL 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Studies on ectothermic vertebrates generally lead to average indicators of thermal preferences measured in the laboratory, which do not say about responses to natural environmental change and may not inform about individual variation and its triggering mechanisms. We studied whether and how changes in costs of thermoregulation influence the preferred temperature (1') of individual lizards and their energetic investment in thermoregulation by exposing specimens to three treatments of increasing costs, recording body temperature (Tb) and distance walked (energetic investment). Moderate costs induced an investment trade-off between energy -investment in thermoregulation and Tb, and highlighted individual variation that decreased with higher costs. Lower average Tp's were observed in the high costs trials as a result of the decreased values of the lower and upper voluntary Tb's. As costs increased, lizards walked a shorter overall distance and accepted lower Tb's, but lizards still engaged in costly thermoregulation. Individual variation resulted in two main thermoregulatory patterns that in certain ecological contexts may have an important role in decision-making and adjusting to temperatures that are far from optimal temperatures for performance and physiological processes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/54842-7 - Efeitos do aquecimento global sobre populações de Tropidurus torquatus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) no Brasil
Beneficiário:Carla Piantoni
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado Direto
Processo FAPESP: 11/22987-6 - Custos energéticos do alcance da temperatura ótima em termogradiente para Tropidurus torquatus (Squamata, Tropiduridae)
Beneficiário:Luciana Ferreira Leite Leiriao
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica