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Geometrical aspects of the energetic effectivenes of huddling in small mammals

Authors: Mauricio Canals; Mario Rosenmann; Francisco Bozinovic;

Geometrical aspects of the energetic effectivenes of huddling in small mammals

Abstract

Reduced energy expenditure resulting from huddling in small mammals is mainly attributed to the reduced surface area/volume ratio of the huddling group. Authors propose a model to account for the reduction of the relative exposed area of grouped animals anf for the diminution of metabolic rate during huddling. Authors attempt to expain mechanistically how changes in energy savings may operate. Authors applied model to results obtained by grouping deformable bodies, and also laboratory measurements of oxygen consumption on huddling small mammals of four species.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Ecology Metabolic rate Zoology Small mammal Biology Reduced energy expenditure Behavioural thermoregulation

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Animal Science and Zoology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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