The function constructs a thermal performance curve by combining as a Gaussian function to describe the rise in performance up to the optimal temperature and a quadratic decline to zero performance at critical thermal maxima and higher temperatures (Deutsch et al. 2008) .

TPC(T, T_opt, CT_min, CT_max)

## Arguments

T

numeric vector of temperature range (C).

T_opt

numeric thermal optima (C), the temperature at which peak performance occurs.

CT_min, CT_max

numeric critical thermal minimum and maximum (C), the lower and upper temperature limits for performance.

performance

## References

Deutsch CA, Tewksbury JJ, Huey RB, Sheldon KS, Ghalambor CK, Haak DC, Martin PR (2008). “Impacts of climate warming on terrestrial ectotherms across latitude.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 105, 6668-6672. doi:10.1073/pnas.0709472105 .

## Examples

TPC(T      = 0:60,
T_opt  = 30,
CT_min = 10,
CT_max = 40)
#>  [1] 0.0001234098 0.0002226299 0.0003936690 0.0006823281 0.0011592292
#>  [6] 0.0019304541 0.0031511116 0.0050417603 0.0079070541 0.0121551783
#> [11] 0.0183156389 0.0270518469 0.0391638951 0.0555762126 0.0773047404
#> [16] 0.1053992246 0.1408584209 0.1845195240 0.2369277587 0.2981972794
#> [21] 0.3678794412 0.4448580662 0.5272924240 0.6126263942 0.6976763261
#> [26] 0.7788007831 0.8521437890 0.9139311853 0.9607894392 0.9900498337
#> [31] 1.0000000000 0.9900000000 0.9600000000 0.9100000000 0.8400000000
#> [36] 0.7500000000 0.6400000000 0.5100000000 0.3600000000 0.1900000000
#> [41] 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000
#> [46] 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000
#> [51] 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000
#> [56] 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000
#> [61] 0.0000000000