Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Thermal stress and global warming


The Theba Survey

The Theba Survey is an initiative of the Universities of Tübingen and Le Havre, which aims to record the distribution of different pigmentation patterns of a model species, Theba pisana, throughout Europe and to simulate expected changes in this respect in the process of global climate change.

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The Hot Snail Project

The Hot Snail Project: Mechanisms of heat tolerance in Mediterranean land snails and implications on phenotypic variance. DFG projects KO 1978/5-1 and KO 1978/5-3. In association with the Twinning Project: Thermal flows, thermodynamics, and ecophysiological consequences of high temperature in Mediterranean land snails, Tübingen University.

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