Craig R White

Summary

Affiliation: University of Adelaide
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Mammalian basal metabolic rate is proportional to body mass2/3
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:4046-9. 2003
  2. pmc When cormorants go fishing: the differing costs of hunting for sedentary and motile prey
    Lewis G Halsey
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Biol Lett 3:574-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The influence of foraging mode and arid adaptation on the basal metabolic rates of burrowing mammals
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 76:122-34. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Allometric analysis beyond heterogeneous regression slopes: use of the Johnson-Neyman technique in comparative biology
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 76:135-40. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Symmorphosis and the insect respiratory system: a comparison between flight and hopping muscle
    Edward P Snelling
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:3324-33. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Maximum metabolic rate, relative lift, wingbeat frequency and stroke amplitude during tethered flight in the adult locust Locusta migratoria
    Edward P Snelling
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:3317-23. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Does basal metabolic rate contain a useful signal? Mammalian BMR allometry and correlations with a selection of physiological, ecological, and life-history variables
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 77:929-41. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Symmorphosis and the insect respiratory system: allometric variation
    Edward P Snelling
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:3225-37. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Endothermy of dynastine scarab beetles (Cyclocephala colasi) associated with pollination biology of a thermogenic arum lily (Philodendron solimoesense)
    Roger S Seymour
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Darling Building, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:2960-8. 2009
  10. pmc Blood flow to long bones indicates activity metabolism in mammals, reptiles and dinosaurs
    Roger S Seymour
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:451-6. 2012

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Mammalian basal metabolic rate is proportional to body mass2/3
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:4046-9. 2003
    ..Data encompassing five orders of magnitude variation in M and featuring 619 species from 19 mammalian orders show that BMR proportional, variant M(2/3)...
  2. pmc When cormorants go fishing: the differing costs of hunting for sedentary and motile prey
    Lewis G Halsey
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Biol Lett 3:574-6. 2007
    ..The period of descent in all the dives undertaken appears to have been more expensive when the birds foraged on sedentary prey, probably due to a higher swimming speed during this period...
  3. ncbi request reprint The influence of foraging mode and arid adaptation on the basal metabolic rates of burrowing mammals
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 76:122-34. 2003
    ..Under such conditions, the greatly reduced BMR of small fossorial species may compensate for the enormous energetic demands of subterranean foraging...
  4. ncbi request reprint Allometric analysis beyond heterogeneous regression slopes: use of the Johnson-Neyman technique in comparative biology
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 76:135-40. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Symmorphosis and the insect respiratory system: a comparison between flight and hopping muscle
    Edward P Snelling
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:3324-33. 2012
    ..4×10(8) μm(3) g(-1) in the hopping muscles. Therefore, symmorphosis is upheld in the design of the tracheal system, but not in relation to the amount of mitochondria, which might be due to other factors operating at the molecular level...
  6. doi request reprint Maximum metabolic rate, relative lift, wingbeat frequency and stroke amplitude during tethered flight in the adult locust Locusta migratoria
    Edward P Snelling
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:3317-23. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Does basal metabolic rate contain a useful signal? Mammalian BMR allometry and correlations with a selection of physiological, ecological, and life-history variables
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 77:929-41. 2004
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Symmorphosis and the insect respiratory system: allometric variation
    Edward P Snelling
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:3225-37. 2011
    ..99±0.16), and the anatomical radial diffusing capacity of the tracheoles, M(b)(0.99±0.18). Therefore, the principles of symmorphosis are upheld at each step of the oxygen cascade in the respiratory system of the migratory locust...
  9. doi request reprint Endothermy of dynastine scarab beetles (Cyclocephala colasi) associated with pollination biology of a thermogenic arum lily (Philodendron solimoesense)
    Roger S Seymour
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Darling Building, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 212:2960-8. 2009
    ..The lowest T(a) at which flight could occur was about 20 degrees C. Thermal conductance of stationary, endothermic beetles increased at higher metabolic rates, probably because of increased ventilatory heat loss...
  10. pmc Blood flow to long bones indicates activity metabolism in mammals, reptiles and dinosaurs
    Roger S Seymour
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:451-6. 2012
    ..The simple measurement holds possibilities offers the possibility of assessing other groups of extinct and living vertebrates in relation to body size, behaviour and habitat...
  11. doi request reprint Scaling of resting and maximum hopping metabolic rate throughout the life cycle of the locust Locusta migratoria
    Edward P Snelling
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:3218-24. 2011
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  12. ncbi request reprint In situ measurement of calling metabolic rate in an Australian mole cricket, Gryllotalpa monanka
    Craig R White
    Environmental Biology School of Earth and Environmental Sciences The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 150:217-21. 2008
    ..89 g) during flight. A male mole cricket is estimated to consume 5.9 ml of oxygen during construction of a calling burrow and a 1-h calling bout; by comparison, a flying female would consume a similar volume in less than 6 min...
  13. doi request reprint Can the basal metabolic rate of endotherms be explained by biophysical modeling? Response to "a new model for the body size-metabolism relationship"
    Roger S Seymour
    Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 84:107-10. 2011
    ..The model arrives at an equation relating BMR to body mass that is similar to descriptive empirical equations, but this coincidence results from the geometry of the model and the empirical values put into it...
  14. pmc Evolutionary responses of discontinuous gas exchange in insects
    Craig R White
    Department of Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8357-61. 2007
    ..This result supports the hygric hypothesis. We conclude that the DGCs of insects reduce respiratory water loss while ensuring adequate gas exchange...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of aerial O2 partial pressure on bimodal gas exchange and air-breathing behaviour in Trichogaster leeri
    Lesley A Alton
    Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5005, Australia
    J Exp Biol 210:2311-9. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Environmental biology: heat reward for insect pollinators
    Roger S Seymour
    Environmental Biology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Nature 426:243-4. 2003
    ..This finding indicates that heat produced by the flower constitutes an important energy reward to pollinators, allowing them to feed and mate at a fraction of the energy cost that would be required outside the flower...
  17. pmc An information-theoretic approach to evaluating the size and temperature dependence of metabolic rate
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3616-21. 2012
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  18. pmc Metabolic cold adaptation in fishes occurs at the level of whole animal, mitochondria and enzyme
    Craig R White
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1740-7. 2012
    ..Evolutionary adaptation and thermal plasticity are therefore insufficient to completely overcome the acute thermodynamic effects of temperature, at least in fishes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Onshore energetics in penguins: theory, estimation and ecological implications
    Lewis G Halsey
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT UK
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 147:1009-14. 2007
    ..0% of the energy expended whilst ashore. Thus, despite a high instantaneous cost, pedestrian locomotion is a small and possibly negligible component of total energy turnover in king penguins...
  20. ncbi request reprint Allometric scaling of mammalian metabolism
    Craig R White
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 5005 Australia
    J Exp Biol 208:1611-9. 2005
    ..Clearly the value of the exponent depends on the conditions under which the data are selected. The exponent for true BMR is 0.686 (+/-0.014), Tb normalised SMR is 0.675 (+/-0.013) and RMRt is 0.712 (+/-0.013)...
  21. pmc Basal metabolic rate of birds is associated with habitat temperature and precipitation, not primary productivity
    Craig R White
    Centre for Ornithology, School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:287-93. 2007
    ..Instead, BMR was negatively associated with Ta and Tr, and positively associated with PCV...
  22. ncbi request reprint Moving towards acceleration for estimates of activity-specific metabolic rate in free-living animals: the case of the cormorant
    Rory P Wilson
    Institute of Environmental Sustainability, School of the Environment and Society, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:1081-90. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint Sample size and mass range effects on the allometric exponent of basal metabolic rate
    Craig R White
    Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 142:74-8. 2005
    ..Because the currently available data set includes about 600 species that vary over five orders of magnitude in body size, further increases in sample size are unlikely to change the estimate of the scaling exponent...
  24. ncbi request reprint Visual fields in flamingos: chick-feeding versus filter-feeding
    Graham R Martin
    School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Naturwissenschaften 92:351-4. 2005
    ..We propose that chick-feeding may be the ultimate determinant of visual field topography in birds, not feeding ecology...
  25. ncbi request reprint Balancing the competing requirements of saltatorial and fossorial specialisation: burrowing costs in the spinifex hopping mouse, Notomys alexis
    Craig R White
    Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia 5005
    J Exp Biol 209:2103-13. 2006
    ..The high terrestrial speeds attainable by this semi-fossorial species by saltatory locomotion apparently outweigh the energetic savings that would be associated with burrowing specialisation...
  26. doi request reprint Acceleration versus heart rate for estimating energy expenditure and speed during locomotion in animals: tests with an easy model species, Homo sapiens
    Lewis G Halsey
    School of Biosciences, Centre for Ornithology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT, UK
    Zoology (Jena) 111:231-41. 2008
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  27. pmc Scaling of gas exchange cycle frequency in insects
    John S Terblanche
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Republic of South Africa
    Biol Lett 4:127-9. 2008
    ..Insects therefore appear no different from other animals insofar as the scaling of gas exchange fC is concerned, although gas exchange fC may scale in distinct ways for different patterns...
  28. pmc The scaling and temperature dependence of vertebrate metabolism
    Craig R White
    Environmental Biology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 5005 Australia
    Biol Lett 2:125-7. 2006
    ..This suggests both that there is no universal metabolic allometry and that models that attempt to explain only quarter-power scaling of metabolic rate are unlikely to succeed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Allometric exponents do not support a universal metabolic allometry
    Craig R White
    School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Ecology 88:315-23. 2007
    ..The lack of support for a single exponent model suggests that there is no universal metabolic allometry and represents a significant challenge to any model that predicts only a single value of b...