Joel Kingsolver's paper on Temp-Size

Joel Kingsolver has a new paper "Rapid Population Divergence in Thermal Reaction Norms for an Invading Species: Breaking the Temperature Rule" in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology in which the authors explore the relationship between temperature during development and adult body size. They conclude that "the temperature–size rule and related thermal reaction norms can evolve rapidly within species in natural field conditions. Rapid evolutionary divergence argues against the existence of a simple, general mechanistic constraint as the underlying cause of the temperature–size rule."

Kingsolver, J.G., Massie, K.R., Ragland, G.J. and Smith, M.H. 2007, Rapid population divergence in thermal reaction norms for an invading species: breaking the temperature–size rule. Journal of Evolutionary Biology OnLine Early [ more ]