Effects of reproductive condition, roost microclimate, and weather patterns on summer torpor use by a vespertilionid bat

@article{Johnson2014EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of reproductive condition, roost microclimate, and weather patterns on summer torpor use by a vespertilionid bat},
  author={J. S. Johnson and M. Lacki},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={157 - 166}
}
  • J. S. Johnson, M. Lacki
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • A growing number of mammal species are recognized as heterothermic, capable of maintaining a high-core body temperature or entering a state of metabolic suppression known as torpor. Small mammals can achieve large energetic savings when torpid, but they are also subject to ecological costs. Studying torpor use in an ecological and physiological context can help elucidate relative costs and benefits of torpor to different groups within a population. We measured skin temperatures of 46 adult… CONTINUE READING
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