Welcome to the Thermal Homeostasis Simulation. In this simulation, you will help the International Climate Change Committee analyze the impact of warmer temperatures in the Arctic. Specifically, you will visit a friendly deer herd in Northern Canada to collect body temperature data of deer under different conditions. By conducting complimentary experiments using a metabolic chamber and Douglas Bag at different temperatures, you will explore the basic mechanisms of how mammals physiologically maintain a constant body temperature.

The following is a list of relevant theory pages:

Thermal Equilibrium

Heat Exchange

Circulatory System and Thermal Homeostasis

Countercurrent Exchangers

Metabolic Heat Production

Metabolic Chamber

Evaporative Heat Loss

Thermoneutral Zone