Oxygen 2011

How do changes in temperature affect the amount of oxygen that is available to cold-blooded, aquatic animals?
Oxygen partial pressure, solubility and diffusivity all influence the amount of oxygen that is available to these animals. This animation explains how these elements interact to provide a better understanding of oxygen supply and demand, showing that oxygen governs patterns in body size and species diversity.

Winning film at the Marie Curie Researchers Symposium 2011 – http://www.mariecurie2011.pl


Animation: DaanDirk
Made for: Wilco Verberk, NWO-Rubicon fellowship, EU Marie Curie fellowship
Further reading: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/10-2369.1, http://aquaticecology.nl