Comparative Mechanisms of Cold Adaptation by Larry S. Underwood

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I Long Nutrient Intake Term Metabolic Energy Intake Deposition, Retention, Lactation H a b i t a t and Food Selection -General requirements - Specific e u p h a g i a (food suppl i m e n t s , licks) Regulation of Intake Urinary Excretion Passage/ K Defecation RespirationF-*- 4 Conservation/ Absorption - Food accessi bility - Absorption - Biomass,structure - Recycling • Harassment - Retention • Requirements physiological condition a d a p t a t i o n to c o l d FIGURE 2. Conceptual model of factors affecting the food, energy, and nutrient intake of herbivores.

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R. Deavers AN ORIENTATION FOR LABORATORY AND FIELD RESEARCH IN HIBERNATION The title, "Mechanisms of Thermal Tolerance", auto­ matically evokes the idea of animal subjects undergoing exposure to environmental temperatures higher or lower than routinely experienced and/or animal subjects which routine­ ly exist at environmental temperatures tolerated by rela­ tively few species. Additional considerations are the questions about the mechanisms whereby such organisms meet these environmental challenges.

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