Data from: The effects of different cold-temperature regimes on development, growth, and susceptibility to an abiotic and biotic stressor
Wersebe, Matthew, Binghamton University
Blackwood, Paradyse, Binghamton University
Guo, Ying T., Binghamton University
Jaeger, Jared, Binghamton University
May, Dyllan, Binghamton University
Meindl, George, Binghamton University
Ryan, Sean N., Binghamton University
Wong, Vivian, Binghamton University
Hua, Jessica, Binghamton University
Published Feb 28, 2019 on Dryad.
Cite this dataset
Wersebe, Matthew et al. (2019). Data from: The effects of different cold-temperature regimes on development, growth, and susceptibility to an abiotic and biotic stressor [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.dv4vk6c
1. Global climate change is expected to both increase average temperatures as well as temperature variability. 2. Increased average temperatures has led to earlier breeding in many spring-breeding organisms. However, individuals breeding earlier will also face increased temperature fluctuations, including exposure to potentially harmful cold temperature regimes during early developmental stages. 3. Using a model spring-breeding amphibian, we investigated how embryonic exposure to different cold-temperature regimes (control, cold-pulse, and cold-press) affected (1) compensatory larval development and growth, (2) larval susceptibility to a common contaminant, and (3) larval susceptibility to parasites. 4. We found: (1) no evidence of compensatory development or growth, (2) larvae exposed to the cold-press treatment were more susceptible to NaCl at 4-d post-hatching but recovered by 17-d post-hatching, and (3) larvae exposed to both cold treatments were less susceptible to parasites. 5. These results demonstrate that variation in cold-temperature regimes can lead to unique direct and indirect effects on larval growth, development, and response to stressors. This underscores the importance of considering cold temperature variability and not just increased average temperatures when examining the impacts of climate disruption.
Wersebe et al. 2019_Ecology and Evolution_Dryad
File includes data on (1) mass/development of tadpoles across three time points, (2) susceptibility of tadpoles to NaCl (time to death assay), and (3) susceptibility of tadpoles to trematodes (parasite assay).