Donald R Powers

Donald R Powers

Jun 18, 2019

Group 6 Copy 164
1
Please wait...

About This Project

Will hummingbirds tolerate high temperatures due to climate change? Many studies look at heat tolerance during rest, but we study heat tolerance during hovering. Hummingbirds produce extra heat while hovering that must be dissipated to prevent overheating. Our previous work shows that in warm temperatures hovering hummingbirds cannot cool themselves. In this study we explore whether or not hummingbirds select perches in cool places between hovering bouts to facilitate heat loss.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Preserved pumpkin as a scientific time capsule? Fungal and chemical analysis of pumpkin preserve from 1920

In early September of 1920, at a local fair in Flandreau SD, a jar of preserved pumpkin was awarded the...

CRISPR Capsules: Packaging Cas9 with bacterial outer membrane vesicles

NU iGEM is creating a delivery system for an innovative antibiotic method centered around CRISPR, a powerful...

T Cell Vaccines as an Immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes develops when CD4+ T cells aren't taught to differentiate between self-antigens and foreign...

Backer Badge Funded