Potential effects of climate change on Plethodon shermani Public Deposited

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  • Climate change is a global factor that has been implicated in many behavioral alterations across various species. We speculate and observe the potential responses to the Plethodon shermani mating system induced from temperature changes, which may affect the ability of P. shermani to rely on external cues for mating season. The courtship rituals of P. shermani have been well-documented; deviations from the expected patterning of behavior was measured via both initiation of and length of time spent in the “tail straddle walk” in addition to insemination success rate. It has been determined that an increase in temperature has implications in more inseminations, while the reverse is apparent for decreased temperature; indicating that climatic changes may lead to an earlier breeding season with warmer temperatures. The effects on our sampling may translate either directly or indirectly to the population, community, and other amphibian-containing ecosystems. We suggest further research that may aid our ability to predict the capacity for amphibians to adjust to climatic changes.
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