Phenotypic Variation of Larks along an Aridity Gradient : Are Desert Birds More Flexible ?

@inproceedings{Tieleman2003PhenotypicVO,
  title={Phenotypic Variation of Larks along an Aridity Gradient : Are Desert Birds More Flexible ?},
  author={B Irene Tieleman and Joseph B. Williams and Michael E Buschur and Chris R. Brown},
  year={2003}
}
We investigated interindividual variation and intra-individual phenotypic flexibility in basal metabolic rate (BMR), total evaporative water loss (TEWL), body temperature (Tb), the minimum dry heat transfer coefficient (h), and organ and muscle size of five species of larks geographically distributed along an aridity gradient. We exposed all species to constant environments of 158C or 358C, and examined to what extent interspecific differences in physiology can be attributed to acclimation. We… CONTINUE READING
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