Bergmann, Scholander and the koala

Nat Briscoe’s recent paper describes the pattern for koalas up north to be small, short-haired creatures while down south they are big fur-balls. She shows how these patterns vary between males and females and how they relate to climatic gradients in the context of Bergmann’s ideas on size and Scholanders ideas on fur depth.

You can find it here.

About Michael Kearney

Ecophysiologist at the University of Melbourne
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s