10. The Ecological Implications of Physiological Diversity in Dung Beetles

  1. Leigh W. Simmons3 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith4
  1. Steven L. Chown1 and
  2. Jaco Klok2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch10

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Chown, S. L. and Klok, J. (2011) The Ecological Implications of Physiological Diversity in Dung Beetles, in Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles (eds L. W. Simmons and T. J. Ridsdill-Smith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 4

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa

  2. 2

    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874601, Tempe, AZ 85287-4601, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333152

Online ISBN: 9781444342000

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Keywords:

  • Geotrupes stercorarius;
  • P. denticolle;
  • C. bacchus;
  • respiratory water loss (RWL);
  • cuticular water loss (CWL);
  • total water loss (TWL);
  • Gas exchange and metabolic rate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thermoregulation

  • Thermal tolerance

  • Water balance

  • Gas exchange and metabolic rate

  • Conclusion and prospectus