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|Title:||Summer torpor in a free-ranging bat from subtropical Australia||Contributor(s):||Turbill, Christopher (author); Law, Bradley S (author); Geiser, Fritz (author)||Publication Date:||2003||DOI:||10.1016/S0306-4565(02)00067-0||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3423||Abstract:||It is widely believed that torpor is mainly an adaptation of endotherms for cold stress and food limitation. We studied torpor use in the wild by a small tree-roosting microbat from a sub-tropical area during summer when food was abundant. Surprisingly, two torpor bouts per day were employed on each roost-day observed. The first bout occurred in the early morning and the second bout in the late afternoon, whilst a period of normothermia was maintained over the warmest part of the day. Torpor likely reduced energy expenditure substantially, and may be common in small microbats whose day-roosts are poorly insulated, even in sub-tropical climates.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Journal of Thermal Biology, 28(3), p. 223-226||Publisher:||Elsevier||Place of Publication:||Oxford, United Kingdom||ISSN:||0306-4565||Field of Research (FOR):||060208 Terrestrial Ecology||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO):||969999 Environment not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 105
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