Michael R Kearney
Affiliation: University of Melbourne
- Increased capacity for sustained locomotion at low temperature in parthenogenetic geckos of hybrid originMichael Kearney
School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
Physiol Biochem Zool 78:316-24. 2005..This result is opposite of that found in prior studies of parthenogenetic teiid lizards (genus Cnemidophorus) and highlights the idiosyncratic nature of phenotypic evolution in parthenogens of hybrid origin...
- Hybridization, glaciation and geographical parthenogenesisMichael Kearney
Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Trends Ecol Evol 20:495-502. 2005..In this context, geographical parthenogenesis might tell us more about the role of hybridization in evolution than about the role of sex...
- Testing metabolic theoriesMichael R Kearney
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Am Nat 180:546-65. 2012..Much empirical work designed specifically with DEB and WBE theory in mind is required before any consensus can be reached on the appropriate theoretical basis for a metabolic theory of ecology...
- Biomechanics meets the ecological niche: the importance of temporal data resolutionMichael R Kearney
Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
J Exp Biol 215:922-33. 2012..However, coarser-resolution data (long-term monthly averages) can be appropriate for mechanistic studies of climatic constraints on distribution and abundance limits in thermoregulating species at broad spatial scales...
- Early emergence in a butterfly causally linked to anthropogenic warmingMichael R Kearney
Department of Zoology, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Biol Lett 6:674-7. 2010..merope to anthropogenic warming. Such mechanistic analyses of phenological responses to climate improve our ability to forecast future climate change impacts on biodiversity...
- Stasipatric speciation: resurrecting a system to bury a hypothesis?Michael Kearney
Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Mol Ecol 18:3331-3. 2009..2009a, 2007) and in this issue they have applied modern molecular-based techniques to reassess the validity of the stasipatric speciation model for this historically important group (Kawakami et al. 2009b)...
- Mechanistic niche modelling: combining physiological and spatial data to predict species' rangesMichael Kearney
Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Ecol Lett 12:334-50. 2009..As physiological knowledge becomes better integrated into SDMs, we will make more robust predictions of range shifts in novel or non-equilibrium contexts such as invasions, translocations, climate change and evolutionary shifts...
- The potential for behavioral thermoregulation to buffer "cold-blooded" animals against climate warmingMichael Kearney
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:3835-40. 2009..This methodology allows quantitative organism- and habitat-specific assessments of climate change impacts...
- The evolution of sexual and parthenogenetic Warramaba: a window onto Plio-Pleistocene diversification processes in an arid biomeMichael Kearney
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Mol Ecol 17:5257-75. 2008....
- Waves of parthenogenesis in the desert: evidence for the parallel loss of sex in a grasshopper and a gecko from AustraliaMichael Kearney
Department of Zoology, Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Mol Ecol 15:1743-8. 2006..In each species, parthenogenesis evolved twice and appears to have expanded in parallel waves across the desert, suggesting a highly general selective force against sex...
- Determinants of inter-specific variation in basal metabolic rateCraig R White
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
J Comp Physiol B 183:1-26. 2013..Here we review explanations for size-related and mass-independent variation in the BMR of animals, and suggest ways that the various explanations can be evaluated and integrated...
- Reconciling theories for metabolic scalingJames L Maino
Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, 3010, Australia
J Anim Ecol 83:20-9. 2014....
- A manipulative test of competing theories for metabolic scalingCraig R White
School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
Am Nat 178:746-54. 2011..Uniquely, this model predicts the absolute value of B, emphasizes that there is no single scaling exponent of B, and demonstrates that a single model can explain the variation in B seen in nature...
- Tree-hugging koalas demonstrate a novel thermoregulatory mechanism for arboreal mammalsNatalie J Briscoe
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Biol Lett 10:. 2014..Our results highlight the important role of tree trunks as aboveground 'heat sinks', providing cool local microenvironments not only for koalas, but also for all tree-dwelling species. ..
- Excluding access to invasion hubs can contain the spread of an invasive vertebrateDaniel Florance
School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
Proc Biol Sci 278:2900-8. 2011....
- Unpacking the mechanisms captured by a correlative species distribution model to improve predictions of climate refugiaNatalie J Briscoe
School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, 3010, Australia
Glob Chang Biol 22:2425-39. 2016..By unpacking the mechanisms captured by correlative SDMs, we can increase our certainty in forecasts of climate change impacts on species. ..
- Testing mechanistic models of growth in insectsJames L Maino
School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Proc Biol Sci 282:. 2015..Our findings illustrate how the explanatory and predictive power of mechanistic growth models comes from their grounding in underlying biological processes. ..
- Mechanistic models for predicting insect responses to climate changeJames L Maino
School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Curr Opin Insect Sci 17:81-86. 2016..We emphasise how such a holistic perspective will provide increasingly robust insights into how insects adapt and respond to changing climates...
- Morphology and burrowing energetics of semi-fossorial skinks (Liopholis spp.)Nicholas C Wu
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
J Exp Biol 218:2416-26. 2015..We conclude that the morphological specialisations of burrowing skinks allow them to construct relatively narrow burrows, thereby reducing NCOB and the total cost of constructing their burrow retreats. ..
- Microclim: Global estimates of hourly microclimate based on long-term monthly climate averagesMichael R Kearney
Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Sci Data 1:140006. 2014..These data are suitable for deriving biophysical estimates of the heat, water and activity budgets of terrestrial organisms. ..
- Ontogenetic and interspecific metabolic scaling in insectsJames L Maino
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Am Nat 184:695-701. 2014..The ability to explain ontogenetic and interspecific metabolic scaling effects under one consistent framework suggests that the partitioning of biomass into reserve and structure is a necessary foundation to a general metabolic theory...
- Metabolic scaling in animals: methods, empirical results, and theoretical explanationsCraig R White
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Compr Physiol 4:231-56. 2014....