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New paper on the effect of higher temperatures on grazer metabolism and movement

Check out this new paper published today in the Jounral of Animal Ecology, led by postdoc Carl Cloyed. You can find a pdf of this paper on our PUBLICATIONS page.

We collected snails from streams that have been differentially heated by geothermal activity for decades to determine how long-term exposure to different temperatures affected their metabolism and movement. Additionally, we collected snails from a cold stream (5°C) and measured their metabolism and movement at higher temperatures (short-term exposure). We used respirometry to measure metabolic rates and automated in situ image-based tracking to quantify several movement traits from 5 to 21°C.

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