Mechanistic approaches to predicting climate change impacts on endotherms

Climate Change Responses welcomes submissions to the thematic series on 'Mechanistic approaches to predicting climate change impacts on endotherms'.

The profound impacts of anthropogenic climate change on natural systems are rapidly becoming apparent, and recent decades have seen biologists investing considerable effort in the development of models predicting the responses of animals and other organisms. The development of mechanistic, process-based models incorporating physiological tolerance limits has progressed far more rapidly for ectotherms than has been the case for endotherms, in large measure because the body temperatures of ectotherms are far more tightly coupled to environmental temperatures than is the case for most endotherms.

The goal of this thematic series in Climate Change Responses is to synthesize cutting-edge approaches to predicting the responses of endotherms to climate change using mechanistic models that incorporate physiology, behaviour, and morphology.

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Climate Change Responses. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Climate Change Responses submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Mechanistic approaches to predicting climate change impacts on endotherms'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 12th January 2017

Lead Editor

Andrew McKechnie, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

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