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DOI 10.1038/s41597-022-01704-9
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) A comprehensive database of amphibian heat tolerance
Author Pottier, P.; Lin, H.-Y.; Oh, R.R.Y.; Pollo, P.; Rivera-Villanueva, A.N.; Valdebenito, J.O.; Yang, Y.; Amano, T.; Burke, S.; Drobniak, S.M.; Nakagawa, S.
Journal Scientific Data
Year 2022
Department iDiv; ESS
Volume 9
Page From art. 600
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract Rising temperatures represent a significant threat to the survival of ectothermic animals. As such, upper thermal limits represent an important trait to assess the vulnerability of ectotherms to changing temperatures. For instance, one may use upper thermal limits to estimate current and future thermal safety margins (i.e., the proximity of upper thermal limits to experienced temperatures), use this trait together with other physiological traits in species distribution models, or investigate the plasticity and evolvability of these limits for buffering the impacts of changing temperatures. While datasets on thermal tolerance limits have been previously compiled, they sometimes report single estimates for a given species, do not present measures of data dispersion, and are biased towards certain parts of the globe. To overcome these limitations, we systematically searched the literature in seven languages to produce the most comprehensive dataset to date on amphibian upper thermal limits, spanning 3,095 estimates across 616 species. This resource will represent a useful tool to evaluate the vulnerability of amphibians, and ectotherms more generally, to changing temperatures.
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Pottier, P., Lin, H.-Y., Oh, R.R.Y., Pollo, P., Rivera-Villanueva, A.N., Valdebenito, J.O., Yang, Y., Amano, T., Burke, S., Drobniak, S.M., Nakagawa, S. (2022):
A comprehensive database of amphibian heat tolerance
Sci. Data 9 , art. 600