Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2020

Giroud S, Nord A, Storey KS and J Nowack (in press) Editorial: Coping with Environmental Fluctuations – Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives. Front Physiol

Nowack J, Dill V and KH Dausmann (2020) Open-flow respirometry under field conditions: how does the airflow through the nest influence our results? J Therm Biol 92:102667

Dausmann KH, Levesque DL, Wein J and J Nowack (2020) Ambient temperature cycles affect daily torpor and hibernation patterns in Malagasy tenrecs. Front Physiol 11: 522 doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00522

Nowack J, Levesque DL, Reher S and KH Dausmann (2020) Variable climates lead to varying phenotypes: ‘weird’ mammalian torpor and lessons from non-Holarctic species. Front Ecol Evol 8:60. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00060

2019

Boyles JG, Levesque DL, Nowack J, Wojciechowski MS, Stawski C, Fuller A, Smit B, Tattersall GJ (2019) An oversimplification of physiological principles leads to flawed macroecological analyses. Ecol Evol 9: 12020-12025. doi:10.1002/ece3.5721

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 author)

Arnold L, Habe M, Troxler J and J Nowack*/ S Vetter* (2019) Rapid establishment of teat order and allonursing in wild boar. Ethology https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12950 (*shared last author)

Scheun J, Ganswindt A, Geiser F and J Nowack (2019) Non-invasive evaluation of stress hormone responses in a captive population of sugar gliders Petaurus breviceps. Australian Mammalogy https://doi.org/10.1071/AM18044

Nowack J, Vetter S, Stalder G, Painer J, Kral M, Smith S, Le MH, Jurcevic P, Bieber C, Arnold W, and T Ruf  (2018) Muscle nonshivering thermogenesis in a feral mammal. Scientific Reports 6: 6378. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42756-z.

Scheun J, Greef D and J Nowack (2019) Urbanisation as an important driver of nocturnal primate sociality. Primates. doi: 10.1007/s10329-019-00725-0.

2018

Geiser F, Stawski C, Doty AC, Cooper CE and J Nowack (2018) A burning question: what are the risks and benefits of mammalian torpor during and after fires? Conserv Physiol 6: coy057. doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coy057

Nowack J, Stawski C, Körtner, G and F Geiser (2018) Physiological and behavioral responses of an arboreal mammal to smoke and charcoal-ash substrate. Physiol Behav. 184: 116–121. doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.11.020

2017

Nowack J, Giroud S, Arnold W and T Ruf (2017) Muscle nonshivering thermogenesis and its role in the evolution of endothermy. Front Physiol 8: 889. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00889

Geiser F, Stawski C, Wacker CB and J Nowack (2017) Phoenix from the ashes: fire, torpor, and the evolution of mammalian endothermy. Front Physiol  8: 842. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00842

Scheun J, Bennett NC, Nowack J, Laver P and A Ganswindt (2017) Putative drivers of adrenocortical activity in captive African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi. Can J Zoology. doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2016-0223

Stawski C, Hume T, Körtner G, Currie SE, Nowack J and Geiser F (2017). Post-fire recovery of torpor and activity patterns of a small mammal. Biol Letters 13(5). doi 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0036

Streicher U, Nowack J, Stalder G, Walzer C, Nadler T and T Ruf (2017) Hibernation in pygmy lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus)- what does it mean? Vietnamese Journal of Primatologie 2(5):51-57

Nowack J, Stawski C and F Geiser (2017) More functions of torpor and their roles in a changing world. J Comp Physiol B doi:10.1007/s00360-017-1100-y

Stawski C, Nowack J, Körtner G and F Geiser (2017) A new cue for torpor induction: charcoal, ash and smoke. J Exp Biol 220: 220-226;  doi: 10.1242/jeb.146548

2016

Levesque DL, Nowack J, Stawski C (2016) Modelling mammalian energetics: the heterothermy problem. Climate Change Responses 3:7 doi: 10.1186/s40665-016-0022-3

Scheun J, Bennett NC, Nowack J and A Ganswindt (2016) Reproductive behaviour, testis size and faecal androgen metabolite concentrations in the African lesser bushbaby. J Zool doi:10.1111/jzo.12420

Nowack J, Delesalle M, Stawski C and F Geiser (2016) Can hibernators sense and evade fires? Olfactory acuity and locomotor performance during deep torpor. Sci Nat 103(9-10):73.

Nowack J, Cooper CE and F Geiser (2016) Cool echidnas survive the fire. Proc R Soc B 20160382

Stawski C, Körtner G, Nowack J and F Geiser (2016) Phenotypic plasticity of post-fire activity and thermal biology of a small mammal. Physiol Behav 159: 104–111

Nowack J and F Geiser (2016) Friends with benefits: the role of torpor in groups of torpid and normothermic animals. J Exp Biology 219(4): 590-596

Scheun J, Nowack J, Bennett N and A Ganswindt (2016) Female reproductive activity and its endocrine correlates in the African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi. J Comp Physiol B. DOI:10.1007/s00360-015-0947-z

2015

Scheun J, Ganswindt A, Bennett NC and J Nowack (2015) The hustle and bustle of city life: monitoring the effects of urbanisation in the African lesser bushbaby. Sci Nat (102): 57

Nowack J, Rojas AD, Körtner G and F Geiser (2015) Snoozing through the storm: torpor use during a natural disaster. Sci Rep 5, doi:10.1038/srep11243

Stawski C, Körtner G, Nowack J and F Geiser (2015) The importance of torpor for survival in a post-fire landscape. Biol Lett 11 (6): 20150134

Reibelt LM and J Nowack (2015) Editorial: Community-based conservation in Madagascar, the ‘cure-all’ solution? MCD 10 (1S):3-5

Nowack J and KH Dausmann (2015) Can heterothermy facilitate the colonization of new habitats? Mammal Rev 45: 117–127

2014

Doty A, Stawski C, Nowack J, Bondarenco A and F Geiser (2014) Increased lyrebird presence in a post-fire landscape. Aust J Zool 63(1): 9-11

Kobbe S, Nowack J and KH Dausmann (2014) Torpor is not the only option: seasonal variations of the thermoneutral zone in a small primate. J Comp Physiol B 184:789-797

Scheun J, Bennett NC, Ganswindt A and J Nowack (2014) Spicing up the menu: evidence of fruit-feeding in Galago moholi. Primates 55(3):359-63

2013

Nowack J, Dausmann KH and N Mzilikazi (2013) Nonshivering thermogenesis in the African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi. J Exp Biol 216: 3811-3817

Nowack J, Wippich M, Mzilikazi N and KH Dausmann (2013) Surviving the cold, dry period in Africa: behavioral adjustments as an alternative to heterothermy in Galago moholi. Int J Primatol 34: 49-64

Nowack J, Mzilikazi N and KH Dausmann (2013) Torpor as an emergency solution in Galago moholi: heterothermy is triggered by different constraints. J Comp Physiol B 83: 547-556

2012

Dausmann KH, Nowack J, Kobbe S and N Mzilikazi (2012) Afrotropical heterothermy: a continuum of possibilities. In: Living in a Seasonal World. Ruf, C. Bieber, W. Arnold & E. Millesi (Eds.). Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

2010

Nowack J, Mzilikazi N and KH Dausmann (2010) Torpor on demand: heterothermy in the non-lemur primate Galago moholi. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010797