Relatively simple, precise methods to analyze temperature transients in ectotherms

Margaret A. Voss, F. Reed Hainsworth

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Relatively complex core-shell models have been used to precisely characterize times and temperatures for ectotherms. There is a simpler method using a second-order analysis of heat flux. We derive the method from an equivalent mechanical system, correct some previously published inaccuracies, and show how to use the method by analyzing thermal transients for House Wren eggs under natural conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Thermal Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Core-shell models
  • Incubation
  • Second-order models
  • Thermal transients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Developmental Biology


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