Climate influences thermal balance and water use in African and Asian elephants: physiology can predict drivers of elephant distribution.


Elephant movement patterns in relation to surface water demonstrate that they are a water-dependent species. Thus, there has been interest in using surface water management to mitigate problems associated with localized elephant overabundance. However, the physiological mechanisms underlying the elephant's water dependence remain unclear. Although… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.080218


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