Journal of Comparative Physiology A

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List of Papers (Total 136)

Bio-logging, new technologies to study conservation physiology on the move: a case study on annual survival of Himalayan vultures

Bio-logging, the on-animal deployment of miniaturised electronic data recorders, allows for the study of location, body position, and physiology of individuals throughout their ontogeny. For terrestrial animals, 1 Hz GPS-position, 3D-body acceleration, and ambient temperature provide standard data to link to the physiology of life histories. Environmental context is added at ever ...

Radical-pair-based magnetoreception in birds: radio-frequency experiments and the role of cryptochrome

The radical-pair hypothesis of magnetoreception has gained a lot of momentum, since the flavoprotein cryptochrome was postulated as a structural candidate to host magnetically sensitive chemical reactions. Here, we first discuss behavioral tests using radio-frequency magnetic fields (0.1–10 MHz) to specifically disturb a radical-pair-based avian magnetic compass sense. While ...

Candidate genes for migration do not distinguish migratory and non-migratory birds

Migratory traits in birds have been shown to have a strong heritable component and several candidate genes have been suggested to control these migratory traits. To investigate if the genetic makeup of one or a set of these candidate genes can be used to identify a general pattern between migratory and non-migratory birds, we extracted genomic sequence data for 25 hypothesised ...