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Climate change could jumpstart the metabolisms of tropical species

Metabolism is more than just what may be responsible for sluggishness or weight gain. In fact, it’s the basis of life, controlling everything from growth and reproduction to energy production and cell formation through a series of chemical reactions. Air temperature can affect metabolism, especially for species that rely on the external weather to control body temperature. Ectotherms like reptiles and amphibians get lethargic when it’s cold and frisky when it’s warm. New research... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on October 7, 2010 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists


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