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Diurnal Variation in Minimal Thermal Conductance of the White-Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), the Golden Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus), and the Eastern Woodrat (Neotoma floridana)

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dc.contributor.author Stewart, Craig A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T16:15:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T16:15:29Z
dc.date.issued 1988-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/13327
dc.description Submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Doctor of Philosophy en
dc.description.abstract Minimal thermal conductance (MTC) has been used as a measure of the minimal rate heat loss from endotherms at low temperatures. An analysis of previously published data led to the suggestion of diurnal variation in MTC. However, the use of MTC has been debated on the grounds that it results from an incorrect and overly simplistic representation of the thermal exchange of small mammals. In this report, MTC is developed as a parameter in a linear, lumped-parameter model of the energy exchange of a small mammal at low ambient temperatures in a metabolism measurement chamber. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University Graduate Fellowship, Indiana Academy of Science Grant, Indiana University Department of Biology Breckenridge Fellowship, Indiana University Doctoral Student Grant-In-Aid of Research. Equipment used for this research was provided through grants PHS S07RR7031 and PHS R01HD13953 to Polley McClure. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights This document is released under the Creative Commons 3.0 Unported Attribution license. The full license terms are available online at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ and included at the end of this document. A short summary of the terms is that you are free: to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work to Remix — to adapt the work to make commercial use of the work Under the following conditions: Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). en
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dc.subject thermal exchange en
dc.subject metabolism en
dc.subject energy en
dc.subject mammal en
dc.subject MTC en
dc.title Diurnal Variation in Minimal Thermal Conductance of the White-Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), the Golden Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus), and the Eastern Woodrat (Neotoma floridana) en
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