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Adaptations: Living in Specific Environments

J. Eduardo P. W. Bicudo, William A. Buttemer, Mark A. Chappell, James T. Pearson, and Claus Bech

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199228447
eISBN:
9780191711305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228447.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Birds are found in essentially all terrestrial environments, from lush tropical forests to barren deserts and polar regions, from the oceans to the highest mountains. This chapter describes how birds ... More


Raccoon dogs: Finnish and Japanese raccoon dogs—on the road to speciation?

Kaarina Kauhala and Midori Saeki

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Japanese raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) have been isolated from populations (e.g., N. p. ussuriensis) on mainland Asia for about 12,000 years. Since the environment and climate ... More


Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Adult Reproductive Life

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter considers a few selected examples of interactions of hormonal changes with brain plasticity in adult reproductive life. It briefly examines hormonal and brain plastic modifications ... More


Physiological Adaptations to Extreme Environments

Stanley S. Hillman, Philip C. Withers, Robert C. Drewes, and Stanley D. Hillyard

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Amphibians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198570325
eISBN:
9780191728259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570325.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter explores what is known about how amphibians deal with extreme environmental situations, beginning with aquatic environments, both fresh water and marine. It then describes life in ... More


Postscript: Zizo’s Suicide Letter

Walter Armbrust

in Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This postscript reflects on the ambiguous political song posted by Zizo—the young man the author used to know in Cairo who worked for him all the way to the end of his apartment renovations—on ... More


Molecular basis of life history regulation in C. elegans and other organisms

Birgit Gerisch and Adam Antebi

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

All animals have evolved a remarkable ability to cope with environmental change. This phenotypic plasticity can lead to presumably adaptive, regulatory adjustments in all aspects of the life cycle – ... More


Overwintering in Northern Cricket Frogs (Acris crepitans)

Jason T. Irwin

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Although winter weather in north-temperate regions may dominate 6–9 months of the year, this season has received relatively little attention in studies of amphibian life history. While some aspects ... More


The Hibernation of a Tradition

Ahmad Hamid

in Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163418
eISBN:
9781617970146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163418.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The constant flow of inventions in the twentieth century created what could be called a contraction in the pulse of time. The quick pace of inventions allowed societies to marvel at the fruits of ... More


Ecology

Judith S. Weis

in Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450501
eISBN:
9780801466045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450501.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter is an overview of crab ecology—beginning with the transition from larva to juvenile, and covering hibernation, migrations, navigation, interactions with other kinds of organisms, and the ... More


Cycles of Activities

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the activity patterns of horned lizards, including their thermoregulatory behavior, dietary preferences, and hibernation. Horned lizards orient their bodies in relation to the ... More


Hibernation and diving

Robert Elsner

in Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter identifies the differences between diving and hibernation. The primary defining characteristics of both diving and hibernation rest in their profound reductions in metabolism, while ... More


The Second Circle: Winter, Light, and the Intimate Sublime

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Alexander Sokurov's The Second Circle (1990). With its significant symbolism of hibernation and hell, The Second Circle speaks eminently to the “death” of the Soviet regime, ... More


Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

John D. Altringham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book ... More


Torpor and hibernation

Andrew Clarke

in Principles of Thermal Ecology: Temperature, Energy, and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199551668
eISBN:
9780191847936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199551668.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

A diurnal (circadian) rhythm in body temperature is a widespread, and possibly universal, feature of endotherms. Some mammals and birds down-regulate their metabolic rate significantly by night, ... More


Torpor and hibernation

John D. Altringham

in Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the nature and evolution of the process of torpor and hibernation of animals and applies the process to bats. It briefly discusses the equation of energy balance and relates it ... More


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