Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography: Water Requirements of Desert Ungulates

@inproceedings{Cain2005LiteratureRA,
  title={Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography: Water Requirements of Desert Ungulates},
  author={James W. Cain and P. Krausman and S. Rosenstock and J. C. Turner},
  year={2005}
}
Note: This document contains information of a preliminary nature and was prepared primarily for internal use in the U.S. Geological Survey. This information is NOT intended for use in open literature prior to publication by the investigators named unless permission is obtained in writing from the investigators named and from the Station Leader. Ungulates adapted to desert areas are able to survive extreme temperatures and limited water availability. This ability is largely due to behavioral… Expand
The ecology of the world's smallest tortoise, homopus signatus signatus: effects of rainfall
TLDR
This study evaluates shell size, shape and colour pattern in a population of H. s. Expand
Climate Changes, Water Use and Survival During Severe Water Deprivation
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Although the native sheep breeds of arid and semi-arid regions are well adapted to the water shortage as well as heat stress, still the insufficiency of water in summer months affect their physiology and compromise their productive performance. Expand
Small and sensitive to drought: consequences of aridifiation to the conservation of Homopus signatus signatus
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Evaluating the importance of body size and the responses of H. s. Expand
Review: Water stress in sheep raised under arid conditions
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The effect of different forms of water stress on physiological indicators, blood parameters, thermoregulation and immunological status in sheep is reported, which could lead to important economic losses, as reported in heat-stressed sheep husbandries. Expand
Review: Water stress in sheep raised under arid conditions
Chedid, M., Jaber, L. S., Giger-Reverdin, S., Duvaux-Ponter, C. and Hamadeh, S. K. 2014. Review: Water stress in sheep raised under arid conditions. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 94: 243-257. Sheep breeds whichExpand
Effect of water restriction on physiological responses and certain reproductive traits of Malpura ewes in a semiarid tropical environment
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The results suggest that Malpura ewes can adjust their physiochemical response and reproduction up to 20% of water restriction during hot summer. Expand
Sequential stable isotope analysis reveals differences in dietary history of three sympatric equid species in the Mongolian Gobi
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The high degree of isotopic dietary niche overlap in the two horse species in the Mongolian Gobi points towards a high potential for pasture competition during the critical nutritional bottleneck in winter and highlights the need to severely restrict grazing of domestic horses on the range of the Przewalski's horses. Expand
Effect of protection against hot climate on growth performance, physiological response and endocrine profile of growing lambs under semi-arid tropical environment
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It can be concluded that the lambs provided with better protection during summer remained in more comfortable condition, showed better FCR, and although not statistically significant showed better growth performance. Expand
Goat production as a mitigation strategy to climate change vulnerability in semi-arid tropics.
Due to climatic variability in semi arid tropics, livestock production faces many challenges that threaten its viability. This is a review that looks at the potential of goat production as one of theExpand
Water Stress in Small Ruminants
Small ruminants are an integral part of farming systems in the marginal arid regions of the world. These areas are characterized by water scarcity and fluctuating precipitation; under the effect ofExpand
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References

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A Comparative Study of the Environmental Physiology of an East African Antelope, the Eland, and the Hereford Steer
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The question of whether the eland can survive without drinking remains unresolved, and the necessity of evaporative cooling at high ambient temperatures casts doubts on the credibility of these reports. Expand
The roles of energetics, water economy, foraging behavior, and geothermal refugia in the distribution of the bat,Macrotus californicus
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The success of these bats as year-round residents in deserts in the southwestern United States is probably not due to special physiological adaptations, but to roosting and foraging behavior, which seem to be the two major factors which have allowed M. californicus to invade the temperate zone. Expand
Seasonal changes in the water metabolism of woodrats
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The laboratory acclimation data and differences between summer and winter animals strongly suggest that N. fuscipes undergoes an acclimatization to the seasonal aridity which increases gradually during spring and peaks in late summer, thus enabling this water-dependent species to exist on reduced water requirements. Expand
Seasonal Water, Energy and Food Use by Free-Living, Arid-Habitat Mammals
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Although springbok, antelope ground squirrels and Merriam's kangaroo rats were in negative energy and water balance at times during the year, only jackrabbits were severely stressed by the dry season, each species has a unique suite of desert survival mechanisms. Expand
Ecology of desert organisms
The publishers recommend this book to students, life scientists, and people interested in desert biology. We can support this recommendation. The book is published within the 'Tropical EcologyExpand
Water and electrolyte homeostasis and kidney function of desert-dwelling marsupial wallabies in Western Australia
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Both species are able to maintain water and electrolyte homeostasis during periods of drought, highlighting the efficacy of their differing adaptive solutions to the problem of water scarcity, although the hare-wallaby is superior to the rock-wallabies in this respect. Expand
Ecophysiology of the Camelidae and Desert Ruminants
I have spent less time in the arid zone in the last few years than I did during the 1960's, 1970's and early 1980's. This results from a progression through age and a career structure which graduallyExpand
Measuring Water Consumption of Desert Mule Deer
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An accurate (51% error) apparatus to measure water consumption of large, freeranging mammals was developed and field tested at water catchments in the Picacho Mountains, Arizona, in summers 1985 and 1986 to determine if wildlife would tolerate the equipment, to measure accuracy of the apparatus, to evaluate performance of the equipment under field conditions, and to estimate the drinking frequency of male desert mule deer. Expand
Water availability and its influence on the structure and dynamics of a savannah large mammal community
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Evidence suggests that water availability is a crucial parameter in calculating the carrying capacity of a range, and that the duration of ephemeral supplies, which reflect rainfall seasonality, evapotranspiration, and soil water storage capacity, is equally important. Expand
Seasonal Water and Energy Metabolism of the Desert-Dwelling Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami)
Free-living Merriam's kangaroo rats in the Mojave Desert did not drink, even when abundant rainwater was available for short periods in winter and summer, but they still obtained much more water thanExpand
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