2012

Living in a Seasonal World

Thermoregulatory and Metabolic Adaptations

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ISBN: 978-3-642-28677-3 (Print) 978-3-642-28678-0 (Online)

Table of contents (47 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Evolution and Ecophysiology of Torpor

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      Pages 1-1

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      A Single Origin of Heterothermy in Mammals

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      Pages 13-27

      Afrotropical Heterothermy: A Continuum of Possibilities

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      Pages 29-40

      Tropical Heterothermy: Does the Exception Prove the Rule or Force a Re-Definition?

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      Pages 41-50

      Hibernation in Free-Ranging African Woodland Dormice, Graphiurus murinus

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      Pages 51-61

      Evolutionary Ecology of Mammalian Hibernation Phenology

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      Pages 63-72

      Interrelationships Among Timing of Hibernation, Reproduction, and Warming Soil in Free-Living Female Arctic Ground Squirrels

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      Pages 73-84

      Assessing the Effect of Climate Change on Hibernating Mammals Using Nonlinear Mixed Effects Method

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      Pages 85-97

      Impact of Climatic Variation on the Hibernation Physiology of Muscardinus avellanarius

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      Pages 99-108

      Comparison of Variables of Torpor Between Populations of a Hibernating Subtropical/Tropical Bat at Different Latitudes

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      Pages 109-121

      The Other Functions of Torpor

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      Pages 123-132

      Survival, Aging, and Life-History Tactics in Mammalian Hibernators

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      Pages 133-142

      Does Age Matter? Effects of Age on Hibernation Patterns in Edible Dormice (Glis glis)

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      Pages 143-153

      Sex and Seasonality: Reproduction in the Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

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      Pages 155-165

      Sex Differences in Foraging Behaviour, Body Fat and Hibernation Patterns of Free-Ranging Common Hamsters

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      Pages 167-174

      Summer Torpor and Sexual Segregation in the Subtropical Bat Rhinopoma microphyllum

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      Pages 175-187

      Heterothermy in Caprimulgid Birds: A Review of Inter- and Intraspecific Variation in Free-Ranging Populations

  3. Physiology of the Torpid State

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      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-199

      The Brain at Low Temperature: Tau Hyperphosphorylation Dynamics in Hibernation Torpor

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      Pages 201-210

      The Hibernation-Related Peptide TSKY Acts as a Neuroprotector in Cultured Pond Snail Neurons

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      Pages 211-218

      The Torpor-Arousal Cycle is Controlled by an Endogenous Clock

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      Pages 219-229

      Ultradian Episodes of Thermogenesis in Mammals: Implications for the Timing of Torpor Entry and Arousal

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