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Momma needs a drink: Droughts are stressing out pregnant snakes

Gomez Isaza, D.F.ORCID: 0000-0003-3112-8683 (2022) Momma needs a drink: Droughts are stressing out pregnant snakes. Conservation Physiology, 10 (1). coac007.

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Abstract

Mothers invest a lot of time into the healthy development of their young. Yet, climate change is making motherhood more challenging. Water and nutrients are becoming scarce. Indeed, a recent study, led by Mathias Dezetter from the Centre for Biological Studies of Chizé in France, found that snakes are no exception. Populations of European adder (Vipera berus) may ‘dry out’ if drought conditions worsen...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press and the Society for Experimental Biology
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2022
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/64903
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