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Larger antelopes are sensitive to heat stress throughout all seasons but smaller antelopes only during summer in an African semi-arid environment
Heat stress can limit the activity time budget of ungulates due to hyperthermia, which is relevant for African antelopes in ecosystems where temperature routinely increases above 40 °C. Body sizeExpand
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Social integration confers thermal benefits in a gregarious primate.
Sociality has been shown to have adaptive value for gregarious species, with more socially integrated animals within groups experiencing higher reproductive success and longevity. The value of socialExpand
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Population ecology of vervet monkeys in a high latitude, semi-arid riparian woodland
Narrow riparian woodlands along non-perennial streams have made it possible for vervet monkeys to penetrate the semi-arid karoo ecosystem of South Africa, whilst artificial water points have moreExpand
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Effects of desertification on the body temperature, activity and water turnover of Angora goats
Abstract Globally, pastoral practices have transformed habitats, which often lead to desertification. With climate change predicted to exacerbate desertification, adaptation provides the bestExpand
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Homeothermy and primate bipedalism: is water shortage or solar radiation the main threat to baboon (Papio hamadryas) homeothermy?
Other than the hominin lineage, baboons are the diurnally active primates that have colonized the arid plains of Africa most successfully. While the hominin lineage adopted bipedalism beforeExpand
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The eland and the oryx revisited: body and brain temperatures of free-living animals
Abstract It is widely held that selective brain cooling, the lowering of brain temperature below arterial blood temperature, and adaptive heterothermy, the use of heat storage to reduce body waterExpand
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Effects of climate change on pup growth and survival in a cooperative mammal, the meerkat
Breeding systems in which group members help to raise the offspring of co‐members are associated with arid, unpredictable environments. Cooperative rearing may mitigate the effects of adverseExpand
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Consequences of sex-specific sociability for thermoregulation in male vervet monkeys during winter
While most primates are tropical animals, a number of species experience markedly cold winters. In a high latitude arid environment, wild female vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) that areExpand
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Ecological niche separation of two sympatric insectivorous lizard species in the Namib Desert
Abstract Individual lizard species may reduce competition within a habitat by diverging along one or more niche dimensions, such as spatial, temporal or dietary dimensions. We compared theExpand
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Temperature regulation in women: Effects of the menstrual cycle
ABSTRACT Core body temperature changes across the ovulatory menstrual cycle, such that it is 0.3°C to 0.7°C higher in the post-ovulatory luteal phase when progesterone is high compared with theExpand
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