Northern blue tongue skinks show that most of their activity is performed while temperature levels are not too high or too low, which is in accordance with previous studies. Temperature levels for their highest activity do not differ amongst tropical seasons, meaning that bluetongues’ peak activity is very dependent on these temperatures. However, credibility intervals for both population level parameters were wide, and it is possible that such difference exist, but the analysis failed to reveal it. Additional studies could clarify this. The data does not suggest any climate change impacts scenario, but it certainly raises some important questions which could be a good basis for further extensive long-term research.
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Last updated: 05/19/17