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dc.contributor.authorStawski, Clareen
dc.contributor.authorGeiser, Fritzen
dc.contributor.authorTurbill, Christopheren
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-15T16:07:00Z
dc.date.created2010en
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7154en
dc.description.abstractBats of the mammalian order Chiroptera make up about one-fifth of all mammal species and a large proportion of bat species inhabit subtropical and tropical regions. Most bats, particularly microchiropterans, weigh well under 25 g and therefore expend large amounts of energy for normothermic thermoregulation. Consequently, many microchiropterans are heterothermic endotherms and use torpor for energy conservation. However, despite the large number of species inhabiting subtropical and tropical regions knowledge about torpor use in free-ranging subtropical and tropical microbats is scarce. This is largely due to the view that low and stable ambient temperatures (Ta) are necessary for torpor use. The aim of my project was to collect data on the skin temperature (Tskin) of free-ranging insectivorous northern long-eared bats ('Nyctophilus bifax'), which are restricted to the Australian tropics and subtropics. This was accomplished via temperature-telemetry. As weather, food availability and reproduction vary seasonally, I undertook seasonal studies on 'N. bifax' at a subtropical field site, because detailed knowledge on how free-ranging subtropical insectivorous bats cope with such changes is essentially non-existent. Winter studies were undertaken on 'N. bifax' in two different habitats, a subtropical region near the southern end of their range and a tropical region near the northern end of their range to determine whether they employ torpor and especially prolonged torpor, and also whether their thermal physiology varies within their range. Additionally, since few studies have examined the thermal energetics of torpor in species that inhabit only subtropical and tropical regions, I quantified the thermal energetics of 'N. bifax' during summer, winter and spring from a subtropical habitat and also during winter from a tropical habitat.en
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dc.titleEcology and thermal physiology of an insectivorous bat restricted to subtropical and tropical Australiaen
dc.typeThesis Doctoralen
dcterms.accessRightsUNE Greenen
dc.subject.keywordsComparative Physiologyen
dc.subject.keywordsZoologyen
dc.subject.keywordsTerrestrial Ecologyen
local.contributor.firstnameClareen
local.contributor.firstnameFritzen
local.contributor.firstnameChristopheren
local.subject.for2008060208 Terrestrial Ecologyen
local.subject.for2008060899 Zoology not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.for2008060604 Comparative Physiologyen
local.subject.seo2008970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciencesen
dcterms.RightsStatementCopyright 2010 - Clare Stawskien
dc.date.conferred2011en
local.thesis.degreelevelDoctoralen
local.thesis.degreenameDoctor of Philosophyen
local.contributor.grantorUniversity of New Englanden
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
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local.title.maintitleEcology and thermal physiology of an insectivorous bat restricted to subtropical and tropical Australiaen
local.output.categorydescriptionT2 Thesis - Doctorate by Researchen
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local.search.authorStawski, Clareen
local.search.supervisorGeiser, Fritzen
local.search.supervisorTurbill, Christopheren
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