Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources

Animals | outline | thermoregulation | torpor | water conservation | size matters |


THERMOREGULATION

Desert organisms experience temperature extremes. Yet the temperature of their body affects their life functions -- too hot and the proteins in their body breakdown (eventually leading to death); too cold and their body functions slow down. Thus plants and animals have various strategies to regulate their body temperature for optimum performance.

Concepts:

Types of Thermoregulation:

Types of Animals based on means of thermoregulation:


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