Thermal
Ecology
Group


We are a network of University of Glasgow researchers and international collaborators investigating the ecophysiology of temperature regulation in animals, and applications of body temperature measurement to ecological, behavioural and animal welfare issues

 
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BODY
TEMPERATURE
REGULATION


Animals have the ability to control their body temperature through both physiological and behavioural mechanisms. Our research aims to understand the energetic costs of different thermoregulatory strategies and their evolutionary consequences.

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STRESS
AND
WELFARE


Important information about health and wellbeing can be derived from body surface temperature dynamics, which can be measured non-invasively using thermal imaging. Our group is at the forefront of efforts to develop thermal imaging techniques for assessing physiological stress in farm, laboratory and wild animals.

 
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Measuring
BODY
TEMPERATURE


Body temperature is a key parameter in physiological, behavioural and ecological research. However, temperature measurements on free-moving/ranging animals remain challenging. We seek to develop and enhance the use of a range of techniques for assessment of body temperature under field conditions.

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