Advances in thermal imaging: research applications and methods in thermal biology
• 大类 : 生物 - 4区
• 小类 : 生物学 - 4区
• 小类 : 动物学 - 1区
Thermal imaging is a powerful technique that has been used by biologists for many years. But, recent rapid advances in technology have greatly increased the potential applications of thermal imaging in research today. The ability to measure surface temperature with high spatial and temporal resolution provides unique opportunities for non-invasive study of a wide range of organisms and their environments. This special issue will highlight the very latest research using thermography to assess surface temperature and heat exchange of organisms.
Topics covered will include thermoregulation, adaptations to heat and cold, covariation of core-shell temperature, temperature changes associated with stress, disease and welfare, as well as use of thermography for remote survey of animal populations, behavioral monitoring of nocturnal species and measurements of microclimate and environments. We particularly seek studies involving new methods and technological developments for automated image analysis, processing and machine learning.
The issue will be launched as part of the International Symposium on Heat exchange with the environment: mechanisms and insights into animal energetics, at the Society for Experimental Biology’s Annual Meeting in Seville in July 2019http://www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-seville-2019. The Special Issue will be edited by an international panel of experts working in the field of thermography.