Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11

  • Jane L. Hurst
  • Robert J. Beynon
  • S. Craig Roberts
  • Tristram D. Wyatt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. New Directions in Semiochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Milos V. Novotny, Helena A. Soini
      Pages 13-23
    3. Thomas E. Goodwin, Patrick A. Brown, Mindy S. Eggert, Maria G. Evola, Sam J. House, R. Grant Morshedi et al.
      Pages 25-35
    4. Robert J. Beynon, Jane L. Hurst, Michael J. Turton, Duncan H. L. Robertson, Stuart D. Armstrong, Sarah A. Cheetham et al.
      Pages 37-49
    5. Masao Miyazaki, Tetsuro Yamashita, Hideharu Taira, Akemi Suzuki
      Pages 51-60
    6. M. Poddar-Sarkar, A. Chakroborty, R. Bhar, R.L. Brahmachary
      Pages 61-67
  3. Olfactory Response and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Heather M. Schellinck, Stephen R. Price, Michael J. Wong
      Pages 71-80
    3. Bruce A. Schulte, Kathryn R. Bagley, Matthew Groover, Helen Loizi, Christen Merte, Jordana M. Meyer et al.
      Pages 81-90
    4. Peter Hepper, Deborah Wells, Patrick McArdle, Dwyer Coleman, Mark Challis
      Pages 103-110
    5. Tamsin K. Saxton, Anthony C. Little, S. Craig Roberts
      Pages 111-120
    6. Mark J.T. Sergeant, Jennifer Louie, Charles J. Wysocki
      Pages 121-128
  4. Recognition within Species: Individual, Sex, Group

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Stuart D. Becker, Jane L. Hurst
      Pages 141-150
    3. Barbara Renate Vogler, Frank Goeritz, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt, Martin Dehnhard
      Pages 161-168
    4. Nicole Burgener, Marion L East, Heribert Hofer, Martin Dehnhard
      Pages 169-177

About these proceedings


This volume presents the proceedings of "Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11", hosted by the University of Liverpool and held July 25 - 28, 2006 at the University of Chester in the United Kingdom. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11 contains the latest research on chemical communication relevant to vertebrates, particularly focusing on new research since the last meeting in 2003. Topics covered include chemical ecology, biochemistry, behavior and neurobiology of both the main olfactory and vomeronasal systems of vertebrates, from amphibia to mammals including humans. A broad range of taxonomic groups and topics are discussed, including sections on new directions in semiochemistry, olfactory response and function, recognition within species, sexual communication, maternal-offspring communication, communication between species, and applications for zoo animal enrichment and pest control. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Bets Rasmussen and includes a special tribute chapter on her ground-breaking research on elephant communication.

About the Editors:

Dr. Jane L. Hurst is a Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, where she heads the Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Research Group. Dr. Rob Beynon is also a Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK where he heads the Proteomics and Functional Genomics Research Group. Dr. S. Craig Roberts is a Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK where he is a member of the Evolutionary Psychology Research Group. Dr. Tristram Wyatt is the Director of Distance and Online Learning at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK and also a research associate at the Department of Zoology.


Ecology Mammalia Proteomics behavior biochemistry development environment evolution vertebrates zoology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane L. Hurst
    • 1
  • Robert J. Beynon
    • 2
  • S. Craig Roberts
    • 3
  • Tristram D. Wyatt
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Preclinical ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLeahurstUK
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary Preclinical ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  4. 4.Office of Distance and Online LearningUniversity of OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media,LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73944-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73945-8
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