4 devices to study wildlife physiology
The CEBC has a unique experience in the study of wildlife species that are generally difficult to keep in captivity. Various devices are routinely used to study the physiology and behaviour of vertebrates and invertebrates. The work is mainly carried out on “non-captive wildlife”, i.e. with a transitory reception in the laboratory. Some species are also held permanently (snakes). These include :
A fleet of 10 climatic chambers allowing to reconstruct daily thermal & hydric cycles. This park is used for work on reptiles, birds and also invertebrates.
Three rooms dedicated to the reception of reptiles & birds in controlled conditions. These spaces allow experiments to be carried out over varying periods of time. Some species (snakes) are kept in permanent captivity.
Enclosures and outdoor aviaries
Exposure to local climatic conditions. Control of trophic conditions. 10 reptile enclosures of 16m² and two series of aviaries
We have a respirometry chamber (Sablesystem) for measuring gas exchanges (CO2, O2, H20) with a multichannel system (8 simultaneous measurements) and a field chamber (FoxBox)