Environmental Endocrinology

Proceedings of an International Symposium, Held in Montpellier (France), 11 – 15, July 1977

  • Ivan Assenmacher
  • Donald S. Farner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction: What is Environmental Endocrinology?

    1. I. Assenmacher, D. S. Farner
      Pages 1-2
  3. Introductory Lecture—Emotion and Stress

  4. Annual Endocrine Rhythms and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. R. Ortavant, J. Pelletier, J. P. Ravault, J. Thimonier
      Pages 75-78
    3. F. Lachiver, T. Cheniti, D. Bradshaw, J. L. Berthier, F. Petter
      Pages 81-84
  5. Diurnal Endocrine Rhythms and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. U. Scapagnini, I. Gerendai, G. Clementi, L. Fiore, B. Marchetti, A. Prato
      Pages 137-143
    3. S. P. Kalra, P. S. Kalra
      Pages 153-162
  6. Endocrine Functions in Osmoregulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. W. H. Sawyer, P. K. T. Pang, S. M. Galli-Gallardo
      Pages 210-216
    3. E. Skadhauge
      Pages 217-221
    4. W. V. Macfarlane
      Pages 240-250
  7. Endocrine Responses to Stress

  8. Endocrine Responses to Hyperbaria and Hypobaria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. A. Vaccari, J. Cimino, S. Brotman, P. S. Timiras
      Pages 283-289

About these proceedings


From 11 to 15 July 1977 about 60 physiologists, endo­ crinologists, ecologists and other biologists from 14 countries convened at the University Montpellier for a symposium on Environmental Endocrinology. This meet­ ing was organized as a Satellite Symposium of the 27th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Paris, 18-23 July 1977. This volume is a record of the com­ munications presented at the symposium. The objectives of the program were to examine the role of the endocrine system in a wide spectrum of adjustments and adaptations to changes in environmental conditions by various spe­ cies of animals, including man, and to promote an ex­ change of ideas among investigators who have approached these functions from diverse aspects. The diversity of the information and ideas communicated is great. Of necessity, they represent only an extremely modest se­ lection of the many facets of endocrine function in the interaction of animals with their environments. Be­ yond the usefulness of the communications individually, we hope that they collectively demonstrate the substan­ tial heuristic value of the concept of environmental endocrinology as it was perceived by the participants. We acknowledge gratefully the kindness and sympathy of Professor Jaques ROUZAUD, President of the University of Montpellier II, for his generous extension of the hospitality of the University to the Symposium. We are most grateful to Mrs. Monique VIEU who effected so well the secretarial organization of the Sympos.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan Assenmacher
    • 1
  • Donald S. Farner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66983-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66981-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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