• Publications
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Bioenergetics and the Determination of Home Range Size
  • B. McNab
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 May 1963
TLDR
The home range size affects population density, which in turn influences the behavior in the population, and the largest hunters appear to have their food habits regulated by considerations of the efficient use of the food materials in their home range. Expand
An analysis of the factors that influence the level and scaling of mammalian BMR.
  • B. McNab
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
  • 1 September 2008
The factors influencing the basal rate of metabolism (BMR) in 639 species of mammals include body mass, food habits, climate, habitat, substrate, a restriction to islands or highlands, use of torpor,Expand
The Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates: A View from Energetics
TLDR
A thorough scientific resource and reference tool, Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates is the first book to cover this complex subject and will be the standard reference and basis for much future research in this fast-growing field of study. Expand
Ecological factors affect the level and scaling of avian BMR.
  • B. McNab
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
  • 2009
TLDR
The distinction between passerines and other birds remains a significant correlate of avian BMR, even after six ecological factors are included, with other birds having BMRs that averaged 74% of the passerine mean. Expand
Complications Inherent in Scaling the Basal Rate of Metabolism in Mammals
  • B. McNab
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1 March 1988
TLDR
The scaling of the basal rate of metabolism in mammals is reexamined and suggests that insight into the significance of scaling relations can be obtained by examining the residual variation around a scaling function as well as by examining conformation to the function. Expand
On the Ecological Significance of Bergmann's Rule
A positive correlation of weight with latitude in homoiotherms (Bergmann's rule) cannot normally depend upon the physics of heat exchange. Most latitudinally widespread mammals in North America doExpand
On Estimating Thermal Conductance in Endotherms
  • B. McNab
  • Chemistry
  • Physiological Zoology
  • 1 April 1980
Thermal conductance is a measure of the ease with which heat is exchanged between a body and the environment. It may include or exclude evaporative heat loss. If evaporative heat loss is included,Expand
The economics of temperature regulation in neotropical bats.
  • B. McNab
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology
  • 15 October 1969
TLDR
Nectar-, fruit- and meat-eating bats are effective thermoregulators, vampires are marginal regulators and insectivorous species readily enter torpor. Expand
Evolutionary Alternatives in the Physiological Ecology of Bats
TLDR
Intensive work in the tropics has shown the great ecological diversity existing among bats, which permits us to place temperate species in their appropriate ecological and evolutionary perspective and to examine some of the physiological and ecological alternatives available to bats when living in a physically benign environment. Expand
The Influence of Food Habits on the Energetics of Eutherian Mammals
TLDR
The level of energy expenditure in eutherian mammals is correlated with the type of food consumed, especially in medium—sized to large species; some foods permit high basal rates, while other foods require low basal rates. Expand
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