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Energetics

M.G.L. Mills and M.E.J. Mills

in Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Measurements of daily energy expenditure and water turnover showed that energy expenditure in cheetahs was not significantly greater than expected, but water turnover was low. There were no sex ... More


Body temperatures and the thermal environment

Keith A. Christian, Christopher R. Tracy, and C. Richard Tracy

in Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter looks at thermal ecology and the process of quantifying thermal biology of reptiles. Body temperature influences most physiological processes, including metabolism, digestion, ... More


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