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How temperature influences development has direct relevance to ascertaining the impact of climate change on natural populations. Reptiles have served as empirical models for understanding how the environment experienced by embryos can influence phenotypic variation, including sex ratio, phenology and survival. Such an understanding has important im...
Aim Predicting the distribution of species relies increasingly on understanding the spatially explicit constraints of environmental conditions on an organism's physiological traits. We combined an empirical model of temperature‐dependent embryonic development with a mechanistic model of soil temperatures to examine potential thermal limitations on...
Early environments can profoundly influence an organism in ways that persist over its life. In reptiles, early thermal environments (nest temperatures) can impact offspring phenotype and survival in important ways, yet we still lack an understanding of whether general trends exist and the magnitude of impact. Understanding these patterns is importa...