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
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