Ian Clifton

Ian Clifton
Florida International University | FIU · Department of Biological Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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August 2016 - April 2022
University of Toledo
Position
  • Researcher
August 2014 - May 2016
University of Central Arkansas
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Courses: Biology 1; Anatomy and Physiology for Non-majors; Structure and Function 1; Anatomy and Physiology 2
August 2014 - July 2016
University of Central Arkansas
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 2016 - May 2021
University of Toledo
Field of study
  • Biology
August 2014 - July 2016
University of Central Arkansas
Field of study
  • Biology
August 2009 - May 2013

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Publications (7)
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Thermoregulatory behaviour enables ectotherms to maintain preferred body temperatures across a range of environmental conditions, and it may buffer individuals against the effects of climate warming. In lizards, the mechanism underlying variation in thermoregulatory behaviour has long been assumed to be phenotypic plasticity, and while this assumpt...
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A variety of phenotypic traits in reptiles are affected by conditions during embryonic development, a phenomenon known as developmental plasticity. In particular, many traits in which expression changes with temperature, such as locomotor performance or growth rates, are also developmentally plastic. However, much less is known about the extent to...
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An individual’s morphology is shaped by the environmental pressures it experiences, and the resulting morphological response is the culmination of both genetic factors and environmental (non‐genetic) conditions experienced early in its life (i.e., phenotypic plasticity). The role phenotypic plasticity plays in shaping phenotypes is important, but e...
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Global climate change involves both prolonged periods of higher‐than‐normal temperatures and short but extreme heat waves. Both types of temperature increases are likely to be detrimental to ectotherms, and even if such temperature increases do not cause mortality directly, compensating for such temperature increases will likely entail costs to org...
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Mean prey size often varies across landscapes, resulting in predator populations having differing access to energetic resources. Shifts in resource quality are likely to cause differences in energy allocation of reproduction. Thus, additional energy intake may lead to (i) increased offspring size, (ii) increased numbers of offspring, (iii) increase...
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Colonization of new areas is accompanied by a variety of novel pressures, which can lead to rapid phenotypic change. We compared morphology of diamond-backed watersnakes (Nerodia rhombifer) among populations of recently colonized fish farms to examine responses to a potential selective pressure, prey size and evaluated intersexual differences in ph...

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