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dc.contributor.authorDoty, Anna Cen
dc.contributor.authorStawski, Clareen
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Brad Sen
dc.contributor.authorGeiser, Fritzen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-25T13:55:00Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 186(7), p. 937-946en
dc.identifier.issn0174-1578en
dc.identifier.issn1432-136Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19886en
dc.description.abstractHistorical patterns of wildfires are being altered as a result of changing climate and therefore are becoming an increasingly pressing global issue. How small mammals deal physiologically with changes in landscape and food availability due to fire remains largely unknown, although recent studies on small heterothermic terrestrial mammals have shown an increase in post-fire torpor use to reduce energy and foraging requirements. However, data on the behavioural and physiological responses of bats after fires are scarce, although potentially these volant species may differ from terrestrial mammals. Therefore, we investigated the post-fire thermal biology and activity of lesser long-eared bats ('Nyctophilus geoffroyi') using temperature-telemetry in Warrumbungle National Park, NSW, which experienced a devastating wildfire in 2013. The study comprised two field seasons, one in 2013 within 4 months after the fire, and one in 2015 two years after the fire to identify potential changes in behaviour and physiology. Interestingly, soon after the fire, bats showed significantly shorter torpor bout duration (11.8 ± 12.5 h) and longer normothermia duration (8.7 ± 4.6 h) in comparison to those in 2015 (torpor bout duration: 24.1 ± 23.5 h; normothermia duration: 2.5 ± 1.5 h). Insect availability was significantly (20-fold) higher in 2013 than in 2015, which was likely an important factor resulting in the short average torpor bout duration by 'N. geoffroyi' after the fire. Our data indicate that volant bats appear to show the opposite post-fire behavioural and physiological responses to small terrestrial mammals, showing longer normothermic and active periods and shorter torpor bouts to capitalise on an increase in available post-fire resources.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiologyen
dc.titlePost-wildfire physiological ecology of an Australian microbaten
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00360-016-1003-3en
dc.subject.keywordsAnimal Physiological Ecologyen
local.contributor.firstnameAnna Cen
local.contributor.firstnameClareen
local.contributor.firstnameBrad Sen
local.contributor.firstnameFritzen
local.subject.for2008060806 Animal Physiological Ecologyen
local.subject.seo2008970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Science and Technologyen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailadoty2@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailcstawsk2@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailfgeiser@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20161102-123747en
local.publisher.placeGermanyen
local.format.startpage937en
local.format.endpage946en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume186en
local.identifier.issue7en
local.contributor.lastnameDotyen
local.contributor.lastnameStawskien
local.contributor.lastnameLawen
local.contributor.lastnameGeiseren
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
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local.title.maintitlePost-wildfire physiological ecology of an Australian microbaten
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.grantdescriptionARC/DP130101506en
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local.search.authorDoty, Anna Cen
local.search.authorStawski, Clareen
local.search.authorLaw, Brad Sen
local.search.authorGeiser, Fritzen
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