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How bar-headed geese fly over the Himalayas


Scott, GR and Hawkes, LA and Frappell, PB and Butler, PJ and Bishop, CM and Milsom, WK, How bar-headed geese fly over the Himalayas, Physiology, 30, (2) pp. 107-115. ISSN 1548-9213 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015 Int. Union Physiol. Sci./Am Physiol. Soc.

DOI: doi:10.1152/physiol.00050.2014


Bar-headed geese cross the Himalayas on one of the most iconic high-altitude migrations in the world. Heart rates and metabolic costs of flight increase with elevation and can be near maximal during steep climbs. Their ability to sustain the high oxygen demands of flight in air that is exceedingly oxygen-thin depends on the unique cardiorespiratory physiology of birds in general along with several evolved specializations across the O2 transport cascade.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Animal physiology - biophysics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Frappell, PB (Professor Peter Frappell)
ID Code:117860
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:71
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-06-28
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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