False colour thermal image of the head of a hen. © Dominic McCafferty.

Thermographica: The thermal world of birds 

 

17 December 2018 - 21 May 2019
Hunterian Museum
Admission free

Thermal imaging is now being used by biologists to gain many fascinating insights into the thermal biology of animals.

In this Science Showcase exhibition, we highlight how researchers at the University of Glasgow are using thermal imaging to explore the thermal world of birds. Thermal images show how birds are adapted to cold and why thermography is a useful technique to monitor the welfare of captive and wild birds.

The exhibition also features a display of thermal cameras to show how rapidly the technology is advancing, making it available for further scientific research.

Image: False colour thermal image of the head of a hen. © Dominic McCafferty.