Susana Clusella-Trullas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Investigating onychophoran gas exchange and water balance as a means to inform current controversies in arthropod physiology
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Exp Biol 211:3139-46. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Phenotypic plasticity of locomotion performance in the seed harvester Messor capensis (Formicidae)
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:519-30. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Climatic predictors of temperature performance curve parameters in ectotherms imply complex responses to climate change
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Am Nat 177:738-51. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Thermal benefits of melanism in cordylid lizards: a theoretical and field test
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ecology 90:2297-312. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Comment on "Erosion of lizard diversity by climate change and altered thermal niches"
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Science 332:537; author reply 537. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Thermal tolerance in a south-east African population of the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes (Diptera, Glossinidae): implications for forecasting climate change impacts
    John S Terblanche
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Insect Physiol 54:114-27. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Metabolic and water loss rates of two cryptic species in the African velvet worm genus Opisthopatus (Onychophora)
    Christopher W Weldon
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Comp Physiol B 183:323-32. 2013
  8. pmc Critical thermal limits depend on methodological context
    John S Terblanche
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Republic of South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2935-42. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Phenotypic plasticity of gas exchange pattern and water loss in Scarabaeus spretus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): deconstructing the basis for metabolic rate variation
    John S Terblanche
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Exp Biol 213:2940-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The effects of acclimation and rates of temperature change on critical thermal limits in Tenebrio molitor (Tenebrionidae) and Cyrtobagous salviniae (Curculionidae)
    Jessica L Allen
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Insect Physiol 58:669-78. 2012

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Investigating onychophoran gas exchange and water balance as a means to inform current controversies in arthropod physiology
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Exp Biol 211:3139-46. 2008
    ..Curling behaviour in P. capensis appears to be a strategy to lower energetic costs when resting, and the concomitant depression of water loss is a proximate consequence of this behaviour...
  2. doi request reprint Phenotypic plasticity of locomotion performance in the seed harvester Messor capensis (Formicidae)
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:519-30. 2010
    ..This study emphasizes the need to investigate a variety of performance traits rather than a single one and to expand the limited body of work on plasticity of insect locomotion...
  3. doi request reprint Climatic predictors of temperature performance curve parameters in ectotherms imply complex responses to climate change
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Am Nat 177:738-51. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Thermal benefits of melanism in cordylid lizards: a theoretical and field test
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ecology 90:2297-312. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Comment on "Erosion of lizard diversity by climate change and altered thermal niches"
    Susana Clusella-Trullas
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Science 332:537; author reply 537. 2011
    ..We argue that this model is not sufficient for predicting global losses in lizard species in response to anthropogenic climate change...
  6. ncbi request reprint Thermal tolerance in a south-east African population of the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes (Diptera, Glossinidae): implications for forecasting climate change impacts
    John S Terblanche
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Insect Physiol 54:114-27. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Metabolic and water loss rates of two cryptic species in the African velvet worm genus Opisthopatus (Onychophora)
    Christopher W Weldon
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Comp Physiol B 183:323-32. 2013
    ..Females in the two cryptic Opisthopatus species had higher metabolic, water loss and cuticular water loss rates than males, which may represent the increased energetic demands of embryonic growth and development in these viviparous taxa...
  8. pmc Critical thermal limits depend on methodological context
    John S Terblanche
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Republic of South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2935-42. 2007
    ..These effects are explained by limited plasticity of CTLs in this species over short time scales. The results of the present study have broad implications for understanding temperature tolerance in these and other terrestrial arthropods...
  9. doi request reprint Phenotypic plasticity of gas exchange pattern and water loss in Scarabaeus spretus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): deconstructing the basis for metabolic rate variation
    John S Terblanche
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Exp Biol 213:2940-9. 2010
    ..These results are significant for understanding the evolution of gas exchange patterns and trade-offs between metabolic rate and water balance in insects and other terrestrial arthropods...
  10. doi request reprint The effects of acclimation and rates of temperature change on critical thermal limits in Tenebrio molitor (Tenebrionidae) and Cyrtobagous salviniae (Curculionidae)
    Jessica L Allen
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    J Insect Physiol 58:669-78. 2012
    ..molitor and C. salviniae may be restricted in their ability to respond to transient temperature changes at short-time scales, and instead may have to rely on behavioral adjustments to avoid deleterious effects at high temperatures...
  11. doi request reprint Directional evolution of the slope of the metabolic rate-temperature relationship is correlated with climate
    John S Terblanche
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Physiol Biochem Zool 82:495-503. 2009
    ..These results therefore suggest evolutionary adaptation of MR-T reaction norms to cool climates (<22 degrees C) in tsetse and provide novel support for MCA within an insect species...