After studying this course, you should be able to:
define and use, or recognise definitions and applications of, each of the bold terms
give definitions of the terms ‘hibernation’, ‘torpor’ and ‘adaptive hypothermia’, and the three physiological processes that underlie them
give examples of the diversity of the major groups of mammals and birds that contain hibernating species
describe the physiological changes occurring during entry to hibernation and at least three of the cues that may trigger entry
present evidence to show that hibernating mammals and birds retain physiological control of their Tb.