Body Temperature Regulation


Andreasson, F., Nord, A. and Nilsson, J.Å., 2019. Age-dependent effects of predation risk on night-time hypothermia in two wintering passerine species. Oecologia, pp.1-9. Link

Chaise, L.L., McCafferty, D.J., Krellenstein, A., Gallon, S.L., Paterson, W.D., Théry, M., Ancel, A. and Gilbert, C., 2019. Environmental and physiological determinants of huddling behavior of molting female southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). Physiology & behavior199, pp.182-190. Link

Eastick, D.L., Tattersall, G.J., Watson, S.J., Lesku, J.A. and Robert, K.A., 2019. Cassowary casques act as thermal windows. Scientific reports9(1), p.1966. PDF


Andreasson, F., Nord, A. and Nilsson, J.Å., 2018. Experimentally increased nest temperature affects body temperature, growth and apparent survival in blue tit nestlings. Journal of Avian Biology49(2), pp.jav-01620. Link

Tattersall, G.J., Chaves, J.A. and Danner, R.M., 2018. Thermoregulatory windows in Darwin's finches. Functional Ecology32(2), pp.358-368. Link


Black, I.R. and Tattersall, G.J., 2017. Thermoregulatory behavior and orientation preference in bearded dragons. Journal of thermal biology69, pp.171-177. Link

Lewden, A., Enstipp, M.R., Bonnet, B., Bost, C., Georges, J.Y. and Handrich, Y., 2017. Thermal strategies of king penguins during prolonged fasting in water. Journal of Experimental Biology220(24), pp.4600-4611. PDF

Lewden, A., Enstipp, M.R., Picard, B., Van Walsum, T. and Handrich, Y., 2017. High peripheral temperatures in king penguins while resting at sea: thermoregulation versus fat deposition. Journal of Experimental Biology220(17), pp.3084-3094. PDF

Nilsson, J.Å. and Nord, A., 2017. The use of the nest for parental roosting and thermal consequences of the nest for nestlings and parents. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology71(12), p.171. Link

Tattersall, G.J., Arnaout, B. and Symonds, M.R., 2017. The evolution of the avian bill as a thermoregulatory organ. Biological Reviews92(3), pp.1630-1656. Link


Andreasson, F., Nord, A. and Nilsson, J.Å., 2016. Brood size constrains the development of endothermy in blue tits. Journal of Experimental Biology219(14), pp.2212-2219. PDF

Nord, A. and Nilsson, J.Å., 2016. Long-term consequences of high incubation temperature in a wild bird population. Biology letters12(4), p.20160087. Link

Tattersall, G.J., 2016. Infrared thermography: A non-invasive window into thermal physiology. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology202, pp.78-98. Link

Tattersall, G.J., 2016. Reptile thermogenesis and the origins of endothermy. Zoology119(5), pp.403-405. Link

Tattersall, G.J., Roussel, D., Voituron, Y., and Teulier, L., 2016. Novel energy-saving strategies to multiple stressors in birds: The ultradian regulation of body temperature. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283 (1839), 20161551 Link

Tattersall, G.J., Leite, C.A., Sanders, C.E., Cadena, V., Andrade, D.V., Abe, A.S. and Milsom, W.K., 2016. Seasonal reproductive endothermy in tegu lizards. Science advances2(1), p.e1500951. PDF


Andrade, D.V., Gavira, R.S. and Tattersall, G.J., 2015. Thermogenesis in ectothermic vertebrates. Temperature2(4), pp.454-454. PDF

Burns, T.J., McCafferty, D.J. and Kennedy, M.W., 2015. Core and body surface temperatures of nesting leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Journal of thermal biology51, pp.15-22. Link


Lewden, A., Petit, M., Milbergue, M., Orio, S. and Vézina, F., 2014. Evidence of facultative daytime hypothermia in a small passerine wintering at northern latitudes. Ibis156(2), pp.321-329. PDF



Herborn, K.A., Jerem, P., Nager, R.G., McKeegan, D.E. and McCafferty, D.J., 2018. Surface temperature elevated by chronic and intermittent stress. Physiology & behavior191, pp.47-55. Link

Jerem, P., Jenni-Eiermann, S., Herborn, K., McKeegan, D., McCafferty, D.J. and Nager, R.G., 2018. Eye region surface temperature reflects both energy reserves and circulating glucocorticoids in a wild bird. Scientific reports8(1), p.1907. PDF


Lewden, A., Nord, A., Petit, M. and Vézina, F., 2017. Body temperature responses to handling stress in wintering Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus L.). Physiology & behavior179, pp.49-54. Link

McCafferty, D.J., Pandraud, G., Gilles, J., Fabra-Puchol, M. and Henry, P.Y., 2017. Animal thermoregulation: a review of insulation, physiology and behaviour relevant to temperature control in buildings. Bioinspiration & biomimetics13(1), p.011001. Link


Herborn, K.A., Graves, J.L., Jerem, P., Evans, N.P., Nager, R., McCafferty, D.J. and McKeegan, D.E., 2015. Skin temperature reveals the intensity of acute stress. Physiology & behavior152, pp.225-230. PDF

Jerem, P., Herborn, K., McCafferty, D., McKeegan, D. and Nager, R., 2015. Thermal imaging to study stress non-invasively in unrestrained birds. Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE, (105). Link

Vuarin, P. and Henry, P.Y., 2015. Food shortage can drive body temperature regulation in wild heterothermic vertebrates. Link



Nord, A., Lehmann, M., MacLeod, R., McCafferty, D.J., Nager, R.G., Nilsson, J.Å. and Helm, B., 2016. Evaluation of two methods for minimally invasive peripheral body temperature measurement in birds. Journal of Avian Biology47(3), pp.417-427. Link

Tattersall, G.J., 2016. Infrared thermography: A non-invasive window into thermal physiology. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology202, pp.78-98. Link


McCafferty, D.J., Gallon, S. and Nord, A., 2015. Challenges of measuring body temperatures of free-ranging birds and mammals. Animal Biotelemetry3(1), p.33. Link