New publication out in Biology Letters, lead by MSc Iris Tarmann and myself.: The article can be found here: Nowack* J/ Tarmann* I, Hoelzl F, Smith S, Giroud S and T Ruf (2019) Always a price to pay: Hibernation at low temperatures comes with a trade-off between energy savings and telomere damage. Biology Letters https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0466 (* shared first… Continue reading Trade-off between energy expenditure and telomere shortening in hibernating dormice
Rapid establishment of teat order and allonursing in wild boar
New paper student paper published in Ethology, written by Leonie Arnold and co-supervised by me: Arnold et al. (2019)Rapid establishment of teat order and allonursing in wild boar (Sus scrofa). Ethology https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12950
Research Topic in Frontiers
We are editing a Research Topic in Frontiers of Physiology - Coping with Environmental Fluctuations: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives. Submission deadline for abstracts: 01.August 2019
Check out the 5th International Course on Comparative Physiology of Respiration, taking place in Brazil from 08 - 12 July, 2019.
New publication on how piglets are able to maintain a stable body temperature
New research on wild boar piglets published supporting the idea that heat production in muscle (without shivering) may have played an important role in the evolution of endothermy. See: https://rdcu.be/byjeC Press article from the Vetmed Vienna can be found here.
My last Outside JEB article has just been published. It has been fun writing science communication pieces for The Journal of Experimental Biology for the last three years. The collection of my articles can be found below. 2019 Nowack J(2019) Birds do not mind the light - if its dim enough. Outside JEB. J Exp Biol… Continue reading Outreach activities