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Proceedings in Life Sciences

Processing of Environmental Information in Vertebrates

Editors: Stetson, Milton H. (Ed.)

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In just one concise and lucidly written volume a multitude of topics is covered introducing the results of extensive research on the processing of environmental information in vertebrates. Practical examples are provided to illustrate points made in the text. Many factors, both from the external environment and from within the animals own cells or tissue makeup can directly serve as a pressure to elicit physiological and/or behavioral responses in the organisms studied. Light intensity, photoperiod, circadian rhythms, seasonal variation and daylenght, just to name a few, are among the environmental factors that are correlated in these studies to behavioral or hormonal changes, organ function, and reproduction. This work will serve as a guidebook and easy reference source for students and research professionals in physiology, endocrinology, comparative zoology, and veterinary science.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Photoperiod Effects on Thyroid Function in Fish

    Pages 1-17

    Brown, Christopher L.

  • Neuroendocrine Processing of Environmental Information in Amphibians

    Pages 19-45

    Moore, Frank L. (et al.)

  • Circadian Organization in Lizards: Perception, Translation, and Transduction of Photic and Thermal Information

    Pages 47-70

    Underwood, Herbert

  • Hormones, Behavior, and the Environment: An Evolutionary Perspective

    Pages 71-83

    Moore, Michael C. (et al.)

  • Circadian Locomotor Rhythms in Birds Correlate with and May Be Explained by Rhythms in Serotonin, N-Acetyltransferase, and Melatonin

    Pages 85-100

    Binkley, Sue

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Processing of Environmental Information in Vertebrates
Editors
  • Milton H. Stetson
Series Title
Proceedings in Life Sciences
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3740-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3740-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8328-7
Series ISSN
0172-6625
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 261
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