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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (21): jeb189308.
Published: 29 October 2018
... of their effectiveness as a defence against echolocating bats. Neuroptera Insect hearing Bioacoustics Bat echolocation Desert The ability to hear airborne sound has evolved independently at least 18–20 times (see Yager, 1999 ; Yack, 2004 ; Strauß and Lakes-Harlan, 2014 ) across seven insect orders...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (22): 3649–3655.
Published: 15 November 2016
.... , Soderberg , K. , Coop , L. J. , Muller , A. A. , Vickery , K. J. , Grandin , R. D. , Jack , C. , Kapalanga , T. S. and Henschel , J. ( 2013 ). The nature of moisture at Gobabeb, in the central Namib Desert . J. Arid Environ.   93 , 7 - 19 . 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.01.011...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (24): 4299–4307.
Published: 15 December 2012
... (CWL) in birds. We compared CWL and intercellular SC lipid composition in 20 species of birds from desert and mesic environments. Furthermore, we compared covalently bound lipids with CWL and intercellular lipids in the lark family (Alaudidae). We found that CWL increases in birds from more mesic...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (22): 3917–3924.
Published: 15 November 2012
... brain and carotid blood temperature, using implanted data loggers, in five Arabian oryx ( Oryx leucoryx ) in the desert of Saudi Arabia. On average, brain temperature was 0.24±0.05°C lower than carotid blood temperature for four oryx in April. Selective brain cooling was enhanced in our Arabian oryx...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (8): 1421–1429.
Published: 15 April 2006
...Stéphane Ostrowski; Joseph B. Williams SUMMARY To test whether free-living desert ungulates employ heterothermy to reduce water loss, we measured core body temperature ( T b ) of six free-living Arabian sand gazelles ( Gazella subgutturosa marica ), a small desert antelope (12–20 kg) that lives...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (19): 3689–3700.
Published: 1 October 2005
... serves as a barrier to water vapor diffusion through the skin. We measured cutaneous water loss (CWL) in two populations of house sparrow Passer domesticus L., one living in a desert environment in Saudi Arabia, and another living in a mesic environment in Ohio, USA. We found that CWL rates at 30°C were...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (9): 1471–1478.
Published: 1 May 2003
...Stéphane Ostrowski; Joseph B. Williams; Khairi Ismael SUMMARY To test the idea that large, free-living, desert ungulates use heterothermy to reduce water loss, we measured core body temperature( T b ) of six free-ranging, adult Arabian oryx ( Oryx leucoryx ) during 2 years in the arid desert...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (13): 2331–2338.
Published: 1 July 2001
...Allen G. Gibbs; Luciano M. Matzkin SUMMARY Fruit flies of the genus Drosophila have independently invaded deserts around the world on numerous occasions. To understand the physiological mechanisms allowing these small organisms to survive and thrive in arid environments, we performed a phylogenetic...
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J Exp Biol (1991) 157 (1): 425–437.
Published: 1 May 1991
... loss. The water loss over the pronotal spiracles amounts to about 70 %, and is thus the dominant component of transpiratory water loss in these beetles. 30 11 1990 © 1991 by Company of Biologists 1991 Coleóptera desert water balance cuticular permeability Phrynocolus petrosus...