Ben Smit
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Adaptive thermoregulation in endotherms may alter responses to climate change
JG Boyles, F Seebacher, B Smit, AE McKechnie
Integrative and Comparative Biology 51 (5), 676-690, 2011
Avian thermoregulation in the heat: scaling of heat tolerance and evaporative cooling capacity in three southern African arid-zone passerines
MC Whitfield, B Smit, AE McKechnie, BO Wolf
The Journal of experimental biology 218 (11), 1705-1714, 2015
Avian seasonal metabolic variation in a subtropical desert: basal metabolic rates are lower in winter than in summer
B Smit, AE McKechnie
Functional Ecology 24 (2), 330-339, 2010
The impact of humidity on evaporative cooling in small desert birds exposed to high air temperatures
AR Gerson, EK Smith, B Smit, AE McKechnie, BO Wolf
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87 (6), 782-795, 2014
A new comparative metric for estimating heterothermy in endotherms
JG Boyles, B Smit, AE McKechnie
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 84 (1), 115-123, 2011
Adaptive thermoregulation during summer in two populations of an arid‐zone passerine
B Smit, CT Harding, PAR Hockey, AE McKechnie
Ecology 94 (5), 1142-1154, 2013
Avian thermoregulation in the heat: efficient evaporative cooling allows for extreme heat tolerance in four southern hemisphere columbids
AE McKechnie, MC Whitfield, B Smit, AR Gerson, EK Smith, WA Talbot, ...
Journal of Experimental Biology 219 (14), 2145-2155, 2016
Torpor in dark times: patterns of heterothermy are associated with the lunar cycle in a nocturnal bird
B Smit, JG Boyles, RM Brigham, AE McKechnie
Journal of Biological Rhythms 26 (3), 241-248, 2011
The functional significance of facultative hyperthermia varies with body size and phylogeny in birds
AR Gerson, AE McKechnie, B Smit, MC Whitfield, EK Smith, WA Talbot, ...
Functional Ecology 33 (4), 597-607, 2019
Behavioural responses to heat in desert birds: implications for predicting vulnerability to climate warming
B Smit, G Zietsman, RO Martin, SJ Cunningham, AE McKechnie, ...
Climate Change Responses 3 (1), 1-14, 2016
Avian thermoregulation in the heat: phylogenetic variation among avian orders in evaporative cooling capacity and heat tolerance
B Smit, MC Whitfield, WA Talbot, AR Gerson, AE McKechnie, BO Wolf
Journal of Experimental Biology 221 (6), jeb174870, 2018
Avian thermoregulation in the heat: evaporative cooling capacity in an archetypal desert specialist, Burchell's sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli)
AE McKechnie, B Smit, MC Whitfield, MJ Noakes, WA Talbot, M Garcia, ...
Journal of Experimental Biology 219 (14), 2137-2144, 2016
Global patterns of seasonal acclimatization in avian resting metabolic rates
AE McKechnie, MJ Noakes, B Smit
Journal of Ornithology 156 (1), 367-376, 2015
Water and energy fluxes during summer in an arid‐zone passerine bird
B Smit, AE McKechnie
Ibis, 2015
Regularly drinking desert birds have greater evaporative cooling capacity and higher heat tolerance limits than non‐drinking species
ZJ Czenze, R Kemp, B Van Jaarsveld, MT Freeman, B Smit, BO Wolf, ...
Functional Ecology 34 (8), 1589-1600, 2020
Does use of the torpor cut-off method to analyze variation in body temperature cause more problems than it solves?
JG Boyles, B Smit, AE McKechnie
Journal of Thermal Biology 36 (7), 373-375, 2011
Do owls use torpor? Winter thermoregulation in free-ranging pearl-spotted owlets and African scops-owls
B Smit, AE McKechnie
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83 (1), 149-156, 2010
Thermoregulatory responses in seasonally acclimatized captive southern white-faced scops-owls
B Smit, M Brown, CT Downs
Journal of Thermal Biology 33 (2), 76-86, 2008
The role of thermal physiology in recent declines of birds in a biodiversity hotspot
R Milne, SJ Cunningham, ATK Lee, B Smit
Conservation Physiology 3 (1), cov048, 2015
Seasonal behavioral responses of an arid-zone passerine in a hot environment
NB Pattinson, B Smit
Physiology & behavior 179, 268-275, 2017
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