Skip to main content
  • Print publication year: 2016
  • Online publication date: May 2016

9 - Bioclimatology

from Part I - Controls of Microclimate
Recommend this book

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

Microclimate and Local Climate
  • Online ISBN: 9781316535981
  • Book DOI:
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to *
Ainsworth, B. E., Haskell, W. L., Herrmann, S. D., Meckes, N., Bassett, D. R. Jr., Tudor-Locke, C., Greer, J. L., Vezina, J., Whitt-Glover, M. C., and Leon, A. S. 2011. 2011 Compendium of physical activities: A second update of codes and MET values. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 43(8), 1575–81.
Amat-Valero, M., Calero-Torralbo, M. A., and Vaclav, R. 2014. Cavity types and microclimate: Implications for ecological, evolutionary, and conservation studies. International Journal of Biometeorology 58, 1983–94.
Anderson, G. B., Bell, M. L., and Peng, R. G. 2013. Methods to calculate the heat index as an exposure metric in environmental health research. Environmental Health Perspectives 121(10), 1111–19.
Applely, FL. 1941. The relation of solar radiation to cancer mortality in North America. Cancer Research 1, 194–5.
Auerbach, H. 1961. Geographic variation in incidence of skin cancer in the United States. Public Health Reports 76(4), 345–8.
Blatt, C. M., Taylor, C. R., and Habal, M. B. 1972. Thermal panting in dogs: The lateral nasal gland, a source of water for evaporative cooling. Science 177, 804–5.
Boal, C. W. et al. 2013. Lesser prairie-chicken nest site selection, microclimate, and nest survival in association with vegetation response to a grassland restoration program. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File, Report 2013–1235, 35 pp.
Bollazzi, M., Kronenbitter, J., and Roces, F. 2008. Soil temperature, digging behaviour, and the adaptive value of nest depth in South America species of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Oecologia 158, 165–75.
Brattstrom, B. H. 1965. Body temperature of reptiles. American Midland Naturalist 73(2), 376–422.
Brown, J. H., Gillooly, J. F., Allen, A. P., Savage, V. M., and West, G. B. 2004. Toward a metabolic theory of ecology. Ecology 85(7), 1771–89.
Cena, K., and Clarck, J. A. 1972. Effect of solar radiation on temperatures of working honey bees. Nature New Biology 236, 222–3.
Chen, J. M., Blanken, P. D., Black, T. A., Guilbeault, M., and Chen, S. 1997. Radiation regime and canopy architecture in a boreal aspen forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 86(1–2), 107–25.
Clark, J. A., Cena, K., and Monteith, J. L. 1973. Measurements of the local heat balance of animal coats and human clothing. Journal of Applied Physiology 35(5), 751–4.
Cooper, P. D., and Schaffer, W. M. 1984. Temperature regulation of honey bees (Apis mellifera) foraging in the Sonorian Desert. Journal of Experimental Biology 114, 1–15.
Costannzo, J. P., do Amaral, M. C. F., Rosendale, A. J., and Lee, Jr., R. E. 2013. Hibernation physiology, freezing adaptation and extreme freeze tolerance in a northern population of the wood frog. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 3461–73.
Coulombe, H. N. 1970. Physiological and physical aspects of temperature regulation in the burrowing owl Speotyto cunicularia. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 35(2), 307–37.
du Bois, D., and du Bois, E. F. 1916. A formula to estimate the approximate surface area if height and weight be known. Clinical Calorimetry 10th Paper, 17, 863–71.
Environment Canada. 2015. (accessed March 6 2015).
Eynan, M., and Dmi'el, R. 1993. Skin resistance to water loss in agamid lizards. Oecologia 95, 290–4.
Gates, D. M. 1980. Biophysical Ecology. New York: Springer-Verlag, 656 pp.
Gerret, N., Redortier, B., Voelcker, T., and Havenith, G. 2013. A comparison of galvanic skin conductance and skin wittedness. Journal of Thermal Biology 38, 530–8.
Gillooly, J. F., Brown, J. H., West, G. B., Savage, V. M., and Charnov, E. L. 2001. Effects of size and temperature on metabolic rate. Science 293(5538), 2248–51.
Havenith, G., Richards, M. G., Wang, X., Brode, P., Candas, V., den Hartog, E., Holmer, I., Kuklane, K., Meinander, H., and Nocker, W. 2007. Apparent latent heat of evaporation from clothing: Attenuation and “heat pipe” effects. Journal of Applied Physiology 104, 142–9.
Hessen, D. O., De Lange, H. J., and Van Donk, E. 1997. UV-induced changes in phytoplankton cells and its effects on grazers. Freshwater Biology 38, 513–24.
Houseal, G. A., and Olson, B. E. 1995. Cattle use of microclimates on a northern latitude winter range. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 75, 501–7.
Jablonski, N. G., and Chaplin, G. 2000. The evolution of human skin coloration. Journal of Human Health 39(1), 57–106.
Kenny, N. A., Warland, J. S., Brown, R. D., and Gillespie, T. G. 2008. Estimating the radiation absorbed by a human. International Journal of Biometeorology 52, 491–503.
Keytel, L. R., Goedecke, J. H., Noakes, T. D.,Hiiloskorpi, H., Laukkanen, R., van der Merwe, L., and Lambert, E. V. 2005. Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. Journal of Sports Sciences 23(3), 289–97.
Kleiber, M. 1932. Body size and metabolism. Hilgadria 6(11), 315–53.
Korb, J. 2003. Thermoregulation and ventilation of termite mounds. Naturwissenschaften 90, 212–19.
Lahav, S., and Dmi'el, R. 1996. Skin resistance to water loss in colubrid snakes: Ecological and taxonomical correlations. Ecosciences 3(2), 135–9.
Lu, Y. Y., Wang, L., Zeng, L., and Xu, Y. J., Xu, Y. 2012. The effects of temperature on the foraging activity of red imported fire ant workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in South China. Sociobiology 59(2), 573–83.
Marder, J., Gavrieli-Levin, I., and Raber, P. 1986. Cutaneous evaporation in heat-stressed spotted sandgrouse. The Condor 88, 99–100.
May, R. M. 1988. How many species are there on Earth?Science 241, 1441–9.
McArthur, A. J. 1980. Thermal resistance and sensible heat loss from animals. Journal of Thermal Biology 6, 43–7.
Menke, S. B., Harte, J., and Dunn, R. R. 2014. Changes in ant community composition caused by 20 years of experimental warming vs. 13 years of natural climate shift. Ecosphere 5(1), 1–17.
Osczevski, R., and Bluestein, M. 2005. The new wind chill equivalent temperature chart. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 86, 1453–8.
Penman, T. D., Lemckert, F. L., Mahony, M. J. 2006. Meteorological effects on the activity of the giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus) in south-eastern Australia. Wildlife Research 33, 35–40.
Pepper, J. H., and Hastings, E. 1952. The effects of solar radiation on Grasshopper temperatures and activities. Ecolology 33(1), 96–103.
Price, C. A., Gilooly, J. F., Allen, A. P., Weitz, J. S., and Niklas, K. J. 2010. The metabolic theory of ecology: prospects and challenges for plant biology. New Phytologist 188(3), 696–710.
Quayle, R. G., and Steadman, R. G. 1988. The Steadman wind chill: An improvement over present scales. Weather Forecasting 13, 1187–93.
Robertson, S. L., and Smith, E. N. 1982. Evaporative water loss in the spiny soft-shelled turtle Trionyx spiniferus. Physiological Zoology 55(2), 124–9.
Robinson, D. E., Campbell, G. S., and King, J. R. 1975. An evaluation of heat exchange in small birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology-B 105, 153–66.
Shapiro, Y., Pandolf, K. B., and Goldman, R. F. 1982. Predicting sweat loss response to exercise, environment and clothing. European Journal of Applied Physiology 48, 83–96.
Siple, P. A., and Passel, C. F. 1945. Measurements of dry atmospheric cooling in subfreezing temperatures. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 89(1), 177–99.
Spotila, J. R., and Berman, E. N. 1976. Determination of skin resistance and the role of the skin in controlling water loss in amphibians and reptiles. Comparative Biochemical Physiology 55A, 407–11.
Steadman, R. G. 1971. Indices of windchill of clothed persons. Journal of Applied Meteorology 10, 674–83.
Steadman, R. G. 1979. The assessment of sultriness. Part 1. A temperature-humidity index based on human physiology and clothing science. Journal of Applied Meteorology 18(7), 861–73.
Tao, X., and Xin, H. 2003. Acute synergistic effects of air temperature, humidity, and velocity on homeostasis of market-size broilers. Transactions of the ASAE 46(2), 491–7.
Tattersall, G. J., Cadena, V., and Skinner, M. C. 2006. Respiratory cooling and thermoregulatory coupling in reptiles. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology 154, 302–18.
Thom, EC. 1959. The discomfort index. Weatherwise 12, 59–60.
Tselepidaki, I., Santamouris, M., Moutris, C., and Poulopoulou, G. 1992. Analysis of the summer discomfort index in Athens, Greece, for cooling purposes. Energy and Buildings 18, 51–6.
Tucker, C. B., Rogers, A. R., and Schutz, K. E. 2007. Effect of solar radiation on dairy cattle behavior, use of shade and body temperature in a pasture-based system. Applied Animal Behavior Science 109(2–4), 114–54.
Walsberg, G. E., Campbell, G. S., and King, J. R. 1978. Animal coat color and radiative heat gain: A re-evaluation. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 126, 211–22.
Webster, M. D., Campbell, G. S., and King, J. R. 1984. Cutaneous resistance to water-vapor diffusion in pigeons and the role of the plumage. Physiological Zoology 58(1), 58–70.
Willmer, P. G. 1982. Microclimate and the environmental physiology of insects. Adv. Insect Physiol. 16, 1–57.