Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

20. Levesque, D.L., J. Boyles, C. Downs, A. Breit*. In Press. High body temperature is not the cause of high viral load in bats. Journal of Wildlife Diseases

19. Dausmann, K.H, D.L. Levesque, J. Wein, J. Nowack. 2020. Ambient temperature cycles affect daily torpor and hibernation patterns in Malagasy tenrecs. Frontiers in Physiology 11:522 DOI:10.3389/fphys.2020.00522

18. Tattersall, G.J. R.M Danner, J. Chaves, D.L. Levesque. 2020. Activity analysis of thermal imaging videos using a difference imaging approach. Journal of Thermal Biology 91:102611 DOI: 10.1016/j.therbio.2020.102611

17. Nowack, J., D.L. Levesque, S. Reher and K. Dausmann. 2020. Variable climates lead to varying phenotypes: ‘weird’ mammalian torpor and lessons from non-Holarctic. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:60 DOI:10.3389/fevo.2020.00060

16. Thonis, A.*, R.M. Ceballos, A.A. Tuen, B.G. Lovegrove and D.L. Levesque. 2020. High upper limits and a large thermoneutral zone in a small tropical mammal. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 93:199-209 DOI:10.1086/708467

15. Boyles, J. G., Levesque, D. L., Nowack, J., Wojciechowski, M. S., Stawski, C., Fuller, A., Smit, B. and Tattersall, G. J. 2019. An oversimplification of physiological principles leads to flawed macroecological analyses. Ecology and Evolution 9:12020-12025 DOI : 10.1002/ece3.5721

14. Levesque, D.L., A.A. Tuen, B.G. Lovegrove. 2018. Staying hot to fight the heat- high body temperatures accompany a diurnal endothermic lifestyle in the tropics. Journal of Comparative Physiology B DOI : 10.1007/s00360-018-1160-7

13. Levesque, D.L., A. Menzies, G. Larocque, M. Landry-Cuerrier, M.M. Humphries. 2017. Embracing heterothermic diversity: non-stationary waveform analysis of temperature variation in endotherms. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 187:749-757 DOI:10.1007/s00360-017-1074-9

12. Levesque, D.L., J. Nowack and C. Stawski. 2016. Modelling mammalian energetics: the heterothermy problem. Climate Change Responses. 3:7 DOI: 10.1186/s40665-016-0022-3

11. Sinclair, B, K. Marshall, M. Sewell, D.L. Levesque, C.Willett, S. Slotsbo, Y. Dong, C. Harley, D. Marshall, B. Helmuth, R. Huey. 2016. Can we predict ectotherm responses to climate change using thermal performance curves and body temperatures? Ecology Letters 19:1372-1385. DOI:10.1111/ele.12686

10. Lovegrove, B.G., K.D. Lobban and D.L. Levesque. 2014. Mammal survival at the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary: metabolic homeostasis in prolonged tropical hibernation in tenrecs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281 (1796): 20141304. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1304

9. Levesque, D.L., K.D. Lobban and B.G. Lovegrove. 2014. Effects of reproductive status and high ambient temperatures on the body temperature of a free-ranging basoendotherm. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 184: 1041-1053. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-014-0858-4

8. Levesque, D.L., D. and B.G. Lovegrove. 2014. Increased homeothermy during reproduction in a basal placental mammal. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 1535-1542 DOI: JEXBIO/2013/098848

7. Lovegrove B.G., C.I. Canale, D.L. Levesque, G. Fluch, M. Řeháková-Petrů and T. Ruf. 2014. Are tropical mammals physiologically vulnerable to Arrhenius effects and climate change? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87 (1): 30-45 DOI: 10.1086/673313

6. Levesque, D. L., O. M. A. Lovasoa, S. N. Rakotoharimalala & B. G. Lovegrove. 2013. High mortality and annual fecundity in a free-ranging basal placental mammal, Setifer setosus (Tenrecidae: Afrosoricida). Journal of Zoology 291 (3):205-212. DOI:10.1111/jzo.12063

5. Canale, C.I., D.L Levesque (joint first author), and B.G. Lovegrove. 2012. Tropical heterothermy – does the exception prove the rule or force a re-definition? In: Ruf T, Bieber C, Arnold W, Millesi E(eds) Living in A Seasonal World: Thermoregulatory and Metabolic Adaptations. Springer, Heidelberg. pp 29-40. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-28678-0_3

4. Levesque, D.L., D. Rakotondravony, D. and B.G. Lovegrove. 2012. Home range and shelter site selection in the greater hedgehog tenrec in the dry deciduous forest of Western Madagascar. Journal of Zoology 287(3): 161-168. DOI 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00899.x

3. Mares, R., A.J. Young, D.L. Levesque, N. Harrison and T.H. Clutton-Brock. 2011. Responses to intruder scents in the cooperatively breeding meerkat: sex and social status differences and temporal variation. Behavioral Ecology 22(3):594-600 DOI:10.1093/beheco/arr021

2. Levesque, D.L. and G.J. Tattersall. 2010. Seasonal torpor and normothermic energy metabolism in the Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology 180:279-292. DOI 10.1007/s00360-009-0405-x

1. Levesque, D.L. and G.J. Tattersall. 2009. Seasonal changes in thermoregulatory responses to hypoxia in normothermic Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 212:1801-1810. DOI:10.1242/jeb.027094

Other Publications 

Levesque, D.L. 2015. Going torpid to pass through hard times. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:3348.
Levesque, D.L. 2015. Some hibernating bats like it hot. Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 1978. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.112508
Levesque, D.L. 2015. Taking the long way saves energy for high flying birds. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:1279. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.112193
Levesque, D.L. 2015. Lizard colour changes to a daily rhythm. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:331-332. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.112060
Levesque, D.L. 2014. Energy availability drives timing of moult in a songbird. Journal of Experimental Biology 217:3772 DOI:10.1242/jeb.095117
Levesque, D.L. 2014 Hidden capacity for water preservation in mammals. Journal of Experimental Biology 217(15):2026. doi: 10.1242/jeb.094995
Levesque, D.L. 2014 Low energy use fuels a slow existence. Journal of Experimental Biology 217(9) doi:10.1242/jeb.094847
Levesque, D.L. 2014 Getting fatter to stay warm. Journal of Experimental Biology 217(3):iv doi:10.1242/jeb.094722