Bat Thermoregulation

  • Matthias Ruth
  • Bruce Hannon
Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)


Objects of a particular temperature, surrounded by a cooler environment, tend to lose heat to their surrounding. Under the assumption that the environment is large in comparison with the object, the rate of change in the temperature of the object is determined by the difference between the object’s temperature and the ambient temperature. The ambient temperature becomes the target final temperature of the object.


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  1. 1.
    The data on the bat are from J.D. Spain, BASIC Microcomputer Models in Biology, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Ruth
    • 1
  • Bruce Hannon
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and the Department of GeographyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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