Environmental Signal Processing and Adaptation

  • Gerhard Heldmaier
  • Dietrich Werner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. G. Heldmaier, D. Werner
    Pages 1-8
  3. Donald A. Phillips, Wolfgang R. Streit
    Pages 39-56
  4. Horst Senger, Klaus Humbeck, Hilmar Schiller
    Pages 71-86
  5. D. Hanelt, W. Nultsch
    Pages 141-167
  6. Klaus Kalmring, Thomas Sickmann, Martin Jatho, Wolfgang Rössler, Elke Hoffmann, Clemens Unrast et al.
    Pages 169-207
  7. Klaus Kalmring, Martin Jatho, Elke Hoffmann, Oliver Stiedl, Johannes Schul, Holger Schröder et al.
    Pages 209-232
  8. Stephan Steinlechner, Wolfgang Puchalski
    Pages 233-250
  9. Gerhard Heldmaier, Martin Klingenspor
    Pages 251-279
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


Animals and plants live in changing environmental conditions which require adaptation in order to cope with this. Some of these environmental changes serve as signals which have to be "sensed" and interpreted correctly by the organisms to initiate the adaptation. This signal processing is based on biochemical, molecular and neuronal processes which are discussed in this book. All examples given underline that continuous adjustment of physiological functions is an essential requirement for life and survival in complex changing environments.


Adaptation Gentianales Pflanzen algae development ecophysiology environment evolution metabolism physiology plant plants reproduction signal processing Ökophysiologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Heldmaier
    • 1
  • Dietrich Werner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologiyPhilipps UniversityMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62858-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56096-5
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