Flexibility in basal metabolic rate and evaporative water loss among hoopoe larks exposed to different environmental temperatures.

@article{Williams2000FlexibilityIB,
  title={Flexibility in basal metabolic rate and evaporative water loss among hoopoe larks exposed to different environmental temperatures.},
  author={Joseph B. Williams and B Irene Tieleman},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={203 Pt 20},
  pages={3153-9}
}
The 'energy demand' hypothesis for short-term adjustments in basal metabolic rate (BMR) posits that birds adjust the size of their internal organs relative to food intake, a correlate of energy demand. We tested this hypothesis on hoopoe larks (Alaemon alaudipes), inhabitants of the Arabian desert, by acclimating birds for 3 weeks at 15 degrees C and at 36 degrees C, then measuring their BMR and total evaporative water loss (TEWL). Thereafter, we determined the dry masses of their brain, heart… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 18 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
77 Extracted Citations
63 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 77 extracted citations

Referenced Papers

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 63 references

Metabolic rate in five tropical bird species

  • W. W. Weathers
  • Condor
  • 1979
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

Organ systems in adaptation : the temperature regulating system

  • S. Gelineo
  • Handbook of Physiology , section 4 , Adaptation…
  • 1964
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Energy metabolism , thermoregulation and body temperature

  • J. R. King, D. S. Farner
  • Biology and Comparative Physiology of Birds
  • 1961
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Physiological ecology and behavior of desert birds

  • V. Nolan, J. B. Williams, B. I. Tieleman, M. Shobrak
  • Current Ornithology
  • 2000

Heat production and evaporative water loss of Dune larks from the Namib desert

  • J. B. Williams, B. I. Tieleman
  • Condor
  • 1999

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…