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Title: Conserving energy during hibernation
Contributor(s): Geiser, Fritz  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.129171Open Access Link
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Abstract: How hibernators manage to reduce their high metabolic rate - and therefore energy expenditure - from times when they are active to small almost immeasurable fractions during hibernation has attracted scientific inquiry for over a century. This problem was also the subject of the classic study by Barbara D. Snapp and H. Craig Heller published in 1981, which presented detailed measurements of different well-identified physiological states as a function of temperature (Snapp and Heller, 1981). It remains a landmark paper in the analysis of metabolic rate reduction during rodent hibernation because it provided measurements of physiological variables over a wide temperature range rather than the narrow ranges that had been previously covered. The paper sparked new interest in the mechanisms of metabolic rate reduction during hibernation and their ecological implications, and resulted in renewed attempts to resolve them.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Journal of Experimental Biology, 219(14), p. 2086-2087
Publisher: The Company of Biologists Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0022-0949
Field of Research (FOR): 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified
060806 Animal Physiological Ecology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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