Winter Is Coming: Seasonal Variation in Resting Metabolic Rate of the European Badger (Meles meles)

Abstract

Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is a measure of the minimum energy requirements of an animal at rest, and can give an indication of the costs of somatic maintenance. We measured RMR of free-ranging European badgers (Meles meles) to determine whether differences were related to sex, age and season. Badgers were captured in live-traps and placed individually… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135920

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