Huddling is more important than rest site selection for thermoregulation in southern bamboo lemurs

@article{Eppley2017HuddlingIM,
  title={Huddling is more important than rest site selection for thermoregulation in southern bamboo lemurs},
  author={Timothy M. Eppley and Julia Watzek and Kathrin H. Dausmann and J{\"o}rg Ulrich Ganzhorn and Giuseppe Donati},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2017},
  volume={127},
  pages={153-161}
}
Resting site selection can have important effects on the behaviour and fitness of organisms. The maintenance of optimal body temperatures ( T b ) when faced with environmental variables has often been attributed to either specific microhabitat rest site characteristics or to behavioural strategies. Among many small group-living endotherms, social thermoregulation (i.e. huddling) is utilized as an energy conservation mechanism at low ambient temperatures ( T a ), thus decreasing the metabolic… CONTINUE READING
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