Barnacle geese achieve significant energetic savings by changing posture.
Peter G Tickle
Robert L Nudds
Jonathan R Codd
- Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
Respiratory System | Research Article | Biology | Respiratory Physiology | Musculoskeletal System | Ornithology | Medicine | Anatomy and Physiology | Q | R | Biochemistry | Science | Metabolism | Physiological Processes | Animal Physiology | Energy Metabolism | Integrative Physiology | Zoology
Here we report the resting metabolic rate in barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) and provide evidence for the significant energetic effect of posture. Under laboratory conditions flow-through respirometry together with synchronous recording of behaviour enabled a calculat...