Evolution and ecology of extractive foraging in birds and mammals
Prof RA Barton, Dr S Street
18 January 2019
Extractive foraging is the act of locating and processing embedded or encased foods such as underground plant storage organs, wood-boring arthropods, shellfish or plant parts protected by a thorny, tough or hard matrix (1-3).
How does the one-humped Arabian camel survive in the desert without drinking?
Prof D Murphy, Dr M Greenwood
Applications accepted all year round
Whilst water balance is aggressively defended in all mammals, this is all the more so in the one-humped Arabian camel, which has a remarkable capacity to thrive in the hot, arid conditions of the Arabian deserts (1), and to survive extended periods of dehydration (2).