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Unformatted text preview: moisten body surfaces with saliva). Can define two groups based on differences in the widths of thermoneutral zones Tropical species – narrow zone Arctic Species Arctic Species – broad zone zone Important point – thermoregulation outside of thermal neutral zone costs energy which could otherwise be di directed to other processes. Te = G+M+R Life History Theory - the schedule and duration of key History Theory the schedule and duration of key events in an organism's lifetime are shaped by natural selection to produce the largest possible number of surviving offspring surviving offspring. Life history characteristics are traits that affect the life table of an organism, and can be imagined as various investments in growth, reproduction, and survivorship. investments in growth, reproduction, and survivorship. The goal of life history theory is to understand the variation in such life history strategies. Thi This knowledge can be used to construct models to predict what kinds ki of traits wil...
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