Section: Ecology
Topic: Ecology, Population biology

Deleterious effects of thermal and water stresses on life history and physiology: a case study on woodlouse

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We tested independently the influences of increasing temperature and decreasing moisture on life history and physiological traits in the arthropod  Armadillidium vulgare. Both increasing temperature and decreasing moisture led reproductive success to decrease. While the density of immune cells decreased and the β-galactosidase activity increased with increasing temperature and decreasing moisture, which suggests a negative impact of these stressors on individual performance, increased temperature and decreased moisture affected differently the other biomarkers conjuring different underlying mechanisms depending on the stress applied. Our findings demonstrate overall a negative impact of high temperature and low moisture on woodlouse welfare. Changing temperature or moisture had slightly different effects, illustrating the need to test further the respective role of each of these key components of climate change on organisms to predict more reliably the future of our ecosystems.

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DOI: 10.24072/pcjournal.228
Type: Research article
Depeux, Charlotte 1, 2; Branger, Angèle 1; Moulignier, Théo 1; Moreau, Jérôme 3; Lemaître, Jean-François 2; Dechaume-Moncharmont, François-Xavier 4; Laverre, Tiffany 1; Paulhac, Hélène 1; Gaillard, Jean-Michel 2; Beltran-Bech, Sophie 1

1 Université de Poitiers, Laboratoire Ecologie et Biologie des interactions EBI, UMR CNRS 7267, 3, rue Jacques Fort, TSA 51106 86073 Poitiers Cedex 9, France
2 Université Lyon 1, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive UMR CNRS 5558, 43 Boulevard du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex, France
3 UMR CNRS 6282 Biogéosciences, Équipe Écologie Évolutive, Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 21000 Dijon, France
4 Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, ENTPE, UMR 5023 LEHNA, F-69622, Villeurbanne, France
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Depeux, Charlotte; Branger, Angèle; Moulignier, Théo; Moreau, Jérôme; Lemaître, Jean-François; Dechaume-Moncharmont, François-Xavier; Laverre, Tiffany; Paulhac, Hélène; Gaillard, Jean-Michel; Beltran-Bech, Sophie. Deleterious effects of thermal and water stresses on life history and physiology: a case study on woodlouse. Peer Community Journal, Volume 3 (2023), article  no. e7. doi : 10.24072/pcjournal.228. https://peercommunityjournal.org/articles/10.24072/pcjournal.228/

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