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Bao, W.D., D.H. Wang, and Z.W. Wang. 2002. Metabolism in four rodent species from Ordos arid environment in Inner Mongolia, China. Folia Zoologica 51; 3–7.
Bicego, K.C., R.C.H. Barros, and L.G.S. Branc. 2007. Physiology of temperature regulation: comparative aspects. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: 147A: 616-639.
Blackburn, T.M., K.J. Gaston, and N. Loder. 1999. Geographic gradients in body size: a clarification of Bergmann’s rule. Diversity and Distributions 5: 165-174.
Casey, T. M. 1981. Behavioral mechanisms of thermoregulation. Pages 79-114 in B. Heinrich, editor. Insect thermoregulation. John Wiley & Sons: New York.
Chappell, M. A. 1983. Metabolism and Thermoregulation in Desert and Montane Grasshoppers Oecologia 56: 126-131.
Eyman, C., M. Chamberlin, K. Case, B.D. Abrosca, and J. Kaplan. 2014. Getting warmer: Surface area to volume ratio impact on homeostasis. Journal of Introductory Biology Investigations. 1(1):68-72.
Foster, F., and M. Collard. 2013. A reassessment of Bergmann’s rule in modern humans. PLoS ONE, 8, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072269
Gillooly, J.F., J.H. Brown, G.B. West, V.M. Savage, and E.L. Charnov. 2001. Effects of size and temperature on metabolic rate. Science 293: 2248–2251.
Heldmaier, G. and S. Steinlechner. 1981. Seasonal control of energy requirements for thermoregulation in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus), living in natural photoperiod. Journal of Comparative Physiology 142B: 429–437.
Hoppeler, H. and E.R. Weibel. 2005. Scaling functions to body size: theories and facts. Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 1573-1574.
Jefimow, M., M. Wojciechowski, and E. Tegowska. 2004. Seasonal changes in the thermoregulation of laboratory golden hamsters during acclimation to seminatural outdoor conditions Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 139A: 379–388.
Kronfeld-Schor, N., A. Haim, T. Dayan, N. Zisapel, M. Klingenspor, and G. Heldmaier. 2000. Seasonal thermogenic acclimation of diurnally and nocturnally active desert spiny mice. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73: 37–44.
Li, X.S., and D.H. Wang. 2005. Seasonal adjustments in body mass and thermogenesis in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus): the roles of short photoperiod and cold. Journal of Comparative Physiology 175B: 593–600.
Litzgus, J.D., S.E. DuRant, and T.A. Mousseau. 2004. Clinal bariation in body and cell size in a widely distributed bertebrate ectotherm. Oecologia 140: 551-558.
Long, H., C. Desilva, N. Kazarian, J. May, and C.R. Henpita. 2015. Metabolic rate as a function of ambient temperature in crickets, cockroaches, and mice. Journal of Introductory Biology Investigations. 2: 1-5.
Martinez del Rio, C. and W.H. Karasov. 2010. Body size and temperature: why they matter. Nature Education Knowledge 3: 10.
Peppe, J.P., D.L. Royer, B. Cariglino, S.Y. Oliver, S. Newman, E. Leight, G. Enikolopov, M. Fernandez-Burgos, F. Herrera, J.M. Adams, E. Correa, E.D. Currano, J.M. Erickson, L.S. Hinojosa, J.W. Hoganson, A. Iglesias, C.A. Jaramillo, K.R. Johnson, G.J. Jordan, N.J.B. Kraft, E.C. Lovelock, C.H. Lusk, U. Niinemets, J. Peñuelas, G. Rapson, S.L. Wing, and I.J. Wright. 2011. Sensitivity of leaf size and shape to climate: global patterns and paleoclimatic applications. New Phytologist 190: 724-739.
Pough, F.H. 1980. The advantages of ectothermy for tetrapods. The American Naturalist 115: 92-112.
Reich, P.B., M.G. Tjoelker, J.L. Machado, and J. Oleksyn. 2006. Universal scaling of respiratory metabolism, size and nitrogen in plants Nature 439: 457-461.
Schmidt-Nielson, K. 1984. Scaling: Why is Animal Size so Important? Cambridge University Press, New York, NY.
Shepherd, B.L., H.D. Prange, and A.P. Moczek. 2008. Some like it hot: body and weapon size affect thermoregulation in horned beetles. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 604-611.
Speakman, J. R. 2005. Body size, energy metabolism and lifespan. Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 1717-1730.
Umbers, K.D.L., M.E. Herberstein, and J.S. Madin. 2013. Colour in insect thermoregulation: empirical and theoretical tests in the colour-changing grasshopper, Kosciuscola tristis. Journal of Insect Physiology 59: 81-90.
Verdú, J.R., L. Arellano, and C. Numa. 2006. Thermoregulation in endothermic dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): Effect of body size and ecophysiological constraints in flight. Journal of Insect Physiology 52: 854-860.
White, C. R. and R.S. Seymour. 2005. Allometric scaling of mammalian metabolism. Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 1611-1619.
Wilson, T., T. Vang, and C.R. Henpita. 2015. How is temperature related to metabolic rate? A study of the metabolism of mice. Journal of Introductory Biology Investigations. 2:1-4.
Zhao, Z.J. and D.H. Wang. 2005. Short photoperiod enhances thermogenic capacity in Brandt's voles. Physiology & Behavior 85: 143–149.

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