Adaptation to heat and water shortage in large, arid-zone mammals

A. Fuller, R.S. Hetem, Shane Maloney, D. Mitchell

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    Although laboratory studies of large mammals have revealed valuable information on thermoregulation, such studies cannot predict accurately how animals respond in their natural habitats. Through insights obtained on ther-moregulatory behavior, body temperature variability, and selective brain cooling in free-living mammals, we show here how we can better understand the physiological capacity of large mammals to cope with hotter and drier arid-zone habitats likely with climate change. © 2014 Int. Union Physiol. Sci./Am. Physiol. Soc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-167
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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