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dc.contributor.authorLuna, Facundocze
dc.contributor.authorŠumbera, Radimcze
dc.contributor.authorOkrouhlík, Jancze
dc.contributor.authorMladěnková, Nellacze
dc.contributor.authorDaniel Antenucci, Ccze
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-05T06:21:24Z
dc.date.available2021-05-05T06:21:24Z
dc.date.issued2020eng
dc.identifier.issn0306-4565eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.jcu.cz/handle/123456789/793
dc.description.abstractIn terrestrial endotherms, evaporation is a significant mechanism of water loss in hot environments. Although water is passively lost by evaporation, individuals can regulate it at different levels. Inhabiting a relatively stable environment characterized by mild ambient temperature (T-a) and high humidity can ensure a balanced water budget. Many fossorial rodents are well adapted to live in such conditions. In this study, evaporative water loss (EWL) of fossorial rodent species with different degree of adaptations to underground life (from strictly subterranean to those with regular surface activity) was evaluated. By measuring EWL, the specific contribution of either evaporative or non-evaporative components of heat loss can be determined. With the exception of the silvery mole-rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus), in all tested rodents EWL is relatively stable below and within the thermoneutral zone (TNZ). As T(a)s increase above TNZ, EWL increases as does total thermal conductance, but conductance increases several times more than EWL. In addition, non-evaporative routes seem to be more important than evaporative heat loss in the analyzed species. No clear pattern of EWL in relation to a species degree of fossoriality or sociality was detected. In this context, atmosphere of burrows could affect EWL, since the high humidity found inside tunnels can establish limits on evaporation to favor water rather than thermal balance.eng
dc.formatp. nestránkovánoeng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherPergamon - Elsevier Science, Ltd.eng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Thermal Biology, volume 89, issue: APR 2020eng
dc.subjectEvaporative water losseng
dc.subjectThermoregulationeng
dc.subjectThermal conductanceeng
dc.subjectFossorial rodentseng
dc.subjectSubterranean rodentseng
dc.titleEvaporative water loss in seven species of fossorial rodents: Does effect of degree of fossoriality and sociality exist?eng
dc.typearticleeng
dc.identifier.obd43886509eng
dc.peerreviewedyeseng
dc.publicationstatuspostprinteng
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102564eng
dc.identifier.wos000530094900030eng
dc.project.IDGA17-19896S/Problémy a řešení termoregulace podzemních savcůeng
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