6-Guest Lecture on Human Adaptation

6-Guest Lecture on Human Adaptation - Adaptation:Meetingthe

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Adaptation: Meeting the  Challenges of Living Chapter 5 Pages 134-151 September 11, 2008
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Overview Developmental, or functional adaptation Acclimatization Climate  Extreme heat or cold High altitude Nutrition  Heavy workload 
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Heat Stress and Thermoregulation Humans are homeothermic Homeostatic/Normal = 98.6  F Hyperthermia/Lethal = 104 – 107     F Bodily reactions: Vasodilation Sweating  Acclimatization  Cultural responses?
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Body Shape and Adaptation to Heat Stress Bergmann’s Rule : heat adapted mammalian  populations will have  smaller  bodies than will cold- adapted ones  Allen’s Rule : heat adapted mammalian  populations will have L  O  N  G   limbs, and cold- adapted ones will have  shorter  limbs Just like the English language… there are exceptions to the rule!
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Body Shape and Adaptation to Heat Stress
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6-Guest Lecture on Human Adaptation - Adaptation:Meetingthe

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