Processing of Environmental Information in Vertebrates

  • Milton H. Stetson

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

About these proceedings

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Mammalia amphibians animals endocrinology evolution fish perception physiology reproduction tissue vertebrates zoology

Editors and affiliations

  • Milton H. Stetson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life and Health SciencesUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3740-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8328-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3740-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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