Date of Award
Environment and Society
Thermal conductance is defined as the net rate of heat transfer from an organism to its environment. Previous studies have employed two methods of measuring thermal conductance: the oxygen consumption method and the cooling rate method. This study was designed to determine if the two methods give similar conductance values for the same animal. Mongolian Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus mongolicus) were used. The results from this study suggest that the two methods don't give similar conductance values. I found that conductance values measured by the oxygen consumption method on a live animal were lower than those conductance values measured by the cooling rate method on a dead animal.
Pendleton, Robert, "A Comparison of the Energy Metabolism and Cooling Rate Methods of Determining Thermal Conductance in Mongolian Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus mongolicus)" (1992). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 406.
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