Journal article

Tree-hugging behavior beats the heat.

Natalie J Briscoe

Temperature (Austin) | 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.