Tree-hugging behavior beats the heat.
Natalie J Briscoe
Temperature (Austin, Tex.) | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2015
Animals can exploit spatial and temporal variation in microclimates to avoid stressful conditions, behavior that is likely to become increasingly important in a warming world. Recent research shows that during hot weather cool tree trunk surfaces can provide an important heat-loss avenue for arboreal mammals and other tree-dwelling animals.