Shuttle box for sticklebacks

Tue, Feb 14 2023

Natalie Pilakouta, Shaun Killen, Kevin Parsons, and their collaborators used our shuttle box system with the ID 400 mm shuttle tank to study whether exposure to different thermal environments has led to changes in preferred temperatures in the wild in populations of freshwater three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus).

Their findings suggest that stickleback from warm and cold natural habitats both prefer the same temperature of 13 oC.

Boxplot graph on picture is copied from the paper.


Full article:

Geothermal stickleback populations prefer cool water despite multigenerational exposure to a warm environment

Natalie Pilakouta, Shaun S. Killen, Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Skúli Skúlason, Jan Lindström, Neil B. Metcalfe, Kevin J. Parsons (2023)

Ecology and Evolution

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