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Chronobiology in the wild: toolkit to study daily rhythms in free-living animals

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Silverio, Jefferson T. [1] ; Tachinardi, Patricia [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Fisiol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Vet & Zootecnia, Dept Reproducao Anim, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: SLEEP SCIENCE; v. 13, n. 2, SI, p. 87-91, 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Since chronobiology's foundation has been laid out in the 60s, tremendous progress has been made regarding our knowledge about the nature of the circadian clock, its molecular bases and its synchronization by photic and non-photic stimuli. The majority of these studies have been done in laboratory settings, which, although important, lack information about the adaptive value, ecological significance and plasticity of the biological rhythms in the wild. This concern has been raised several times, along with the development of the field. Methodological difficulties have been the biggest challenges of field studies. However, the recent development of new techniques is opening a wide range of opportunities to investigate biological rhythms in free-ranging animals. In this review, we promote an ecological approach to biological clocks and highlight some methods and newer technologies that can be used to study biological clocks in the wild, along with some examples. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/19680-2 - Photoperiodism in South American subterranean rodents under field and laboratory conditions
Grantee:Gisele Akemi Oda
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/22973-1 - Investigation of seasonality and plasticity of daily activity patterns in a subterranean rodent (Ctenomys aff. knighti) using noninvasive methods of endocrine monitoring
Grantee:Patricia Tachinardi Andrade Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate