Summer heterothermy in Rafinesque’s big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) roosting in tree cavities in bottomland hardwood forests

@article{Johnson2012SummerHI,
  title={Summer heterothermy in Rafinesque’s big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) roosting in tree cavities in bottomland hardwood forests},
  author={J. S. Johnson and M. Lacki},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2012},
  volume={183},
  pages={709-721}
}
  • J. S. Johnson, M. Lacki
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology B
  • Many small mammals are heterothermic endotherms capable of maintaining an elevated core body temperature or reducing their thermoregulatory set point to enter a state of torpor. Torpor can confer substantial energy savings, but also incurs ecological costs, such as hindering allocation of energy towards reproduction. We placed temperature-sensitive radio transmitters on 44 adult Rafinesque’s big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) and deployed microclimate dataloggers inside 34 day roosts to… CONTINUE READING
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