Unformatted text preview: nothing b) Ectotherm Conformers (Animals that use environment to moderate change) Types of animals that depend on their heat conditions to the environment. For instance, fishes and reptiles. Their metabolic rates are measured by SMR. SMR (Standard Metabolic Rate) is the metabolic rate of a nongrowing organism that is at rest. But, this is measured at very particular, specific temperature. 2) Heat Exchange: 4 Physical Main Processes Animal needs to gain or lose heat regardless of whether the animal is endotherm or ectotherm a) Radiation = Direct absorption of heat from the electromagnetic waves (suns). b) Convection = The transfer of heat by the movement of air c) Conduction = Direct transfer of heat by the movement of surface (such as rock). d) Evaporation = Major process of removing of heat through the loss of water as gas; heat is absorbed....
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- Fall '11
- Energy, metabolic rate, Basal Metabolic Rate