Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 12

  • Marion L East
  • Martin Dehnhard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Olfaction: Receptors and Neural Processing

  3. Mother-Offspring Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Lourdes Arteaga, Amando Bautista, Daniel González, Robyn Hudson
      Pages 51-59
    3. Barend V. Burger, Marlize Z. Viviers, Niel J. le Roux, John Morris, Jan P. I. Bekker, Maritha le Roux
      Pages 61-75
    4. Nanette Y. Schneider, Geoff Shaw, Marilyn B. Renfree
      Pages 87-96
  4. Pheromones and Social Organisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Adam J. Chouinard, Damien B. Wilburn, Lynne D. Houck, Richard C. Feldhoff
      Pages 99-115
    3. Jane L. Hurst, Robert J. Beynon
      Pages 117-133
    4. Bruce A. Schulte, Kathryn R. Bagley, Stacie Castelda, Helen Loizi, Nabil Nasseri, Dhaval K. Vyas et al.
      Pages 135-145
  5. Odour Profiles and Social Organisation

About this book


This volume presents the proceedings of “Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 12”, hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and held between 28th – 31st August, 2011 at the Schloss Friedrichsfelde and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 12 contains the latest research on chemical communication relevant to vertebrates, particularly focusing on new research since the previous meeting in 2006. Topics covered include chemical ecology, biochemistry, behaviour and neurobiology of vertebrates. A broad range of taxonomic groups are discussed, including fish, amphibian, reptiles, birds and mammals including humans. Contributions address a range of topics including new directions in semiochemistry, predator avoidance, olfactory functions including recognition within species, sexual communication and social integration, maternal-offspring communication and applications for conservation.

About the editors:

Dr Marion L. East is a research scientist in the Department of Evolutionary Ecology at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research where she heads the Spotted Hyena Research Group. Dr Martin Dehnhard is a research scientist in the Department of Reproduction Biology where he heads the endocrine and the pheromone laboratory.

Editors and affiliations

  • Marion L East
    • 1
  • Martin Dehnhard
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Evolutionary EcologyLeibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife RBerlinGermany
  2. 2., Department of Reproduction BiologyLeibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife RBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5926-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5927-9
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