Larger antelopes are sensitive to heat stress throughout all seasons but smaller antelopes only during summer in an African semi-arid environment.

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Heat stress can limit the activity time budget of ungulates due to hyperthermia, which is relevant for African antelopes in ecosystems where temperature routinely increases above 40 °C. Body size influences this thermal sensitivity as large bodied ungulates have a lower surface area to volume ratio than smaller ungulates, and therefore a reduced heat… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00484-012-0622-y

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@article{Shrestha2014LargerAA, title={Larger antelopes are sensitive to heat stress throughout all seasons but smaller antelopes only during summer in an African semi-arid environment.}, author={Ashwine K Shrestha and Sipke Egbert VAN Wieren and Frank van Langevelde and Andrea Fuller and Robyn Sheila Hetem and Leith C R Meyer and Steven de Bie and Herbert H. T. Prins}, journal={International journal of biometeorology}, year={2014}, volume={58 1}, pages={41-9} }