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Energy Budget in Subterranean Rodents: Insights from the Tuco-Tuco Ctenomys Talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae): El Presupuesto EnergÉTico En Roedores SubterrÁNeos A La Luz De Estudios En El Tuco-Tuco Ctenomys Talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyodae)

C. Daniel Antinuchi, Roxana R. Zenuto, Facunda Luna, Ana Paula Cutrera, Paula P. Perissinotti, and Cristina Busch

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the energy budget of a single species (a tuco-tuco, one of Pearson's favorite beasts). It characterizes the energy budget for the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys ... More


Energy Budget

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of the beaver's energy budget. More specifically, it considers the amount of energy required by the beaver's proverbial and incessant activity and how the animal ... More


Individual Growth and Reproduction

Ken H. Andersen

in Fish Ecology, Evolution, and Exploitation: A New Theoretical Synthesis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691192956
eISBN:
9780691189260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192956.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter develops descriptions of how individuals grow and reproduce. More specifically, the chapter seeks to determine the growth and reproduction rates from the consumption rate, by developing ... More


Climate

David Greenland and Mark Losleben

in Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117288
eISBN:
9780197561171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117288.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Climate is one of the most important determinants of biotic structure and function in the alpine. High winds and low temperatures are defining elements of this ecosystem, requiring adaptations of ... More


Estimation of Productivity and the Construction of Energy Budgets

Peter A. Henderson

in Southwood's Ecological Methods

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198862277
eISBN:
9780191895067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862277.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Methods to assess the size of a population and the interactions between populations in terms of biomass (weight of living material) or energy content are described. Biomass can be expressed as wet ... More


On the Co-evolution of Life and Its Environment

S. A. L. M. Kooijman

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0032
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter contends that the only way to understand and appreciate the strength of life’s interaction with climate and geochemical cycles during the evolution of system Earth is by modeling it. ... More


Expansion Everlasting

Steven E. Vigdor

in Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 5 presents experiments illuminating the cosmological evolution of the universe and its energy budget, accounting for its longevity. The observations establishing the Hubble’s Law linear ... More


Solar Energy and the Upper Atmosphere

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The sun radiates in all directions, and only a tiny fraction of its output is intercepted by the earth, 150 million kilometers away. On average, the solar power received by the earth is 340 watts per ... More


Contrasts

Tim Woollings

in Jet Stream: A Journey Through our Changing Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198828518
eISBN:
9780191867002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828518.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The effect of the Hadley cell on regional climate is explored, in particular the dry subtropical regions where many of the world’s deserts are to be found, and the equatorial region frequented by ... More


Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Steven E. Vigdor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides a nonmathematical survey of the past half-century of research in particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology bearing on the physical conditions that allow our universe to ... More


Atmospheric Boundary Conditions

Marco Bittelli, Gaylon S. Campbell, and Fausto Tomei

in Soil Physics with Python: Transport in the Soil–Plant–Atmosphere System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199683093
eISBN:
9780191763175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683093.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

In this chapter, the interactions of soils and plants with the atmosphere are described. All of the models described in previous chapters required specification of a surface boundary condition. In ... More


Advances in techniques to study incubation

J.A. Smith, C.B. Cooper, and S.J. Reynolds

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Knowledge of incubation is vital for conservation and management of birds that provide ecosystem services. However, incubation is problematic to study because this is when many species are at their ... More


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