Title

A Study of the Effects of Hypothermia on Spiny Lizards

Publication Year

1959

Keywords

Hypothermia, lizards, physiology, heart, cardiac

Disciplines

Biology | Life Sciences | Physiology

Abstract

The purpose of this study is: (1) to investigate cardiac response and output voltage of the heart at lowered temperatures in lizards; (2) to make a study of the survival of lizards at freezing and below freezing temperatures; and (3) to see what effect extreme temperatures have on the size of organs.

This study is one of a series of projects being carried on by students in the biology department under the direction of Dr. Charles D. Howell, and other members of the Science Division. All of these projects pertain to an integrated program to investigate the physiology of the three lizards, Sceloporus occidentalis, Sceloporus graciosus, and Uta stansburiana, found in the Mill Creek Canyon area.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Biology

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