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Responses to Seasonal Change in Polar Mammals

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. G. Edgar Folk Jr.

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040124

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Folk, G. E. 2011. Responses to Seasonal Change in Polar Mammals. Comprehensive Physiology. 541–556.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    The Climate of the Polar Regions
  • 2
    Acclimatization and Other Adjustments
  • 3
    Comparative Physiology of Cold Acclimatization
    • 3.1
      Coat Color and Windchill
    • 3.2
      The Arctic Gull
    • 3.3
      The Arctic Ground Squirrel
    • 3.4
      The Arctic Seal
    • 3.5
      The Arctic Fox
    • 3.6
      The Arctic Lemming
  • 4
    Photoperiodism in Polar Animals
    • 4.1
      The Variable Light Cycle in the Polar Regions
    • 4.2
      Influence of the Pineal Gland
    • 4.3
      “Cold Acclimatization without Cold”
    • 4.4
      Biological Clocks in the Polar Regions
    • 4.5
      Farm Animals in the Arctic Photoperiod
  • 5
    Hibernation in the High Latitudes
  • 6
    Fat Metabolism and Acclimatization
  • 7
    Summary