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Joshua Lord and Robert Whitlatch. 2015. Predicting competitive shifts and responses to climate change based on latitudinal distributions of species assemblages. Ecology 96:12641274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0403.1

Appendix C. Equations and fits statistics for fitted thermal performance curves.

Table C1. Equations and fit statistics for Gaussian curves fit to growth responses to temperature (from both heated and control treatments) for four tunicate species shown in Fig. 4.

Species

Gaussian Curve (y = growth rate, x = °C)

Peak (°C)

R²

Botryllus schlosseri

y = 2.27 * (e ^ { [-(x-15.50)2] / (2*6.492)})

14.9

0.60

Botrylloides violaceus

y = 2.28 * (e ^ { [-(x-14.83)2] / (2*4.822)})

14.9

0.72

Diplosoma listerianum

y = 12.3 * (e ^ { [-(x-22.93)2] / (2*4.232)})

21.8

0.93

Didemnum vexillum

y = 3.93 * (e ^ { [-(x-22.37)2] / (2*9.392)})

22.0

0.80


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