Life in the Cold: Eleventh International Hibernation Symposium / Edition 1

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This book gives an up-to-date account of the current knowledge of cold adaptation in animals, including phenomena like hibernation, daily to rpor, thermoregulation and thermogenesis, metabolic regulation, freeze tolerance, anaerobiosis, metabolic depression and related processes. For the next four years, until the 12th International Hibernation Symp osium, it will serve as tthe biblev for every scientist and graduate s tudent working in these areas of physiology and zoology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642086823
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 546
  • Product dimensions: 1.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Evolution and Ecophysiology of Torpor.- Hibernation by Echidnas in Mild Climates: Hints about the Evolution of Endothermy.- Patterns of Hibernation of Echidnas in Tasmania.- Daily Heterothermy in Mammals: Coping with Unpredictable Environments.- Body Temperature and Metabolic Rate of a Hibernating Primate in Madagascar: Preliminary Results from a Field Study.- Heterothermy in Mousebirds: Evidence of Avian Proto-Torpor?.- Spontaneous Arousal in Reptiles? Body Temperature Ecology of Rosenberg’s Goanna, Varanus rosenbergi.- Hibernation in the Extreme: Burrow and Body Temperatures, Metabolism, and Limits to Torpor Bout Length in Arctic Ground Squirrels.- Energetics of Hibernation in Woodchucks (Marmota monax).- Mechanisms of Social Thermoregulation in Hibernating Alpine Marmots (Marmota marmota).- Do Patterns of Torpor Differ between Free-ranging and Captive Mammals and Birds?.- Weather Patterns and Daily Torpor in Free-ranging Animals.- Role of Soil Temperature in Timing of Emergence from Hibernation in the Jumping Mouse, Zapus hudsonius.- Temperature Selection and Energy Expenditure in the Marsupial Hibernator Cercartetus nanus.- Torpor in the Carnivorous Marsupial Sminthopsis macroura: Effects of Food Quality and Quantity.- Parasite Adaptations to Hibernation in Alpine Marmots.- Physiological Mechanisms of Torpor.- Perspectives on Metabolic Suppression during Mammalian Hibernation and Daily Torpor.- Control of Cardiac and Ventilation Frequencies during Hibernation in Ground Squirrels.- Intermittent Ventilation in Hibernating Dormice — Is Ventilation always Necessary to Meet Metabolic Demands?.- Retention of Carbon Dioxide during Entrance into Torpor in Dormice.- Thermal Cycling of the Pulmonary Surfactant System in Small Heterothermic Mammals.- Anoxia Tolerance to Oxygen Necessity: Paradigm Shift in the Physiology of Survival of Apneic Deep Hypothermia in Neonatal Rodents.- The Effects of alpha-Tocopherol on Mammalian Torpor.- Essential Fatty Acids: Their Impact on Free-living Alpine Marmots (Marmota marmota).- Circadian Rhythms of Body Temperature in Laboratory and Field Marmots (Marmota flaviventris).- Circannual Rhythms in European Ground Squirrels during Nine Years of Entrainment.- Is Hibernation Facilitated by an Inhibition of Arousal—.- The Djungarian Hamster is Sleep Deprived during Daily Torpor.- Neuropeptides and Neurotransmitters in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus: Relationship with the Hibernation Process.- Ultrastructure of Organs and Tissues during Hibernation.- Temperature Modulation of Glucocorticoid-receptor Affinity in a Hibernator, the European Ground Squirrel, and a Non-Hibernator, the Rat.- Follicular Development and Hibernation in European Ground Squirrels.- Effects of Hetastarch on Rewarming after Prolonged Deep Hypothermia in Rats.- Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Torpor.- Gene Expression and Protein Adaptations in Mammalian Hibernation.- Quantitative and Qualitative Changes in Gene Expression during Hibernation in Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels.- Genetic Control of Carbon Utilization during Hibernation: Mechanistic Considerations.- Cellular Response to Metabolic Stress in Hibernating Mammals.- Gluconeogenesis in Brain and Liver During Daily Torpor in Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus).- Cardiac Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase (PDE) Activity in the European Hamster during Hibernation.- Temperature Dependence of Coupled and Uncoupled Oxidations in Brain Synaptosomes from Hibernators and Non-Hibernators.- Endogenous Changes in Hibernation-Specific Protein in Chipmunk Cerebrospinal Fluid.- Opioid-like Hibernation Factors Provide Protection to the Ischemic Myocardium.- Energy Balance and Cold Adaptation.- Is there a Life in the Cold without UCP1? Uncoupling Proteins and Thermoregulatory Thermogenesis.- Viral Labeling of the CNS Origins of the Sympathetic Nervous System Innervation of Brown Adipose Tissue: Implications for Torpor and Hibernation Responses.- Mihondrial Proton Conductance, Standard Metabolic Rate and Metabolic Depression.- Mihondria in the Cold.- A Contribution of Acid-base Regulation to Metabolic Depression in Marine Ectotherms.- Leptin — Signals and Secretions from White Adipose Tissue.- Flexibility of Basal Metabolic Rate in Arctic Breeding Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla).- Relationships between Resting Metabolic Rate and Morphology in Lactating Mice: What Tissues are the Major Contributors to Resting Metabolism?.- Use of the EM-SCAN® to Determine Body Composition in Previously Frozen Specimens.- The Influence of Temperature and Season on Mitogen-Induced Proliferation of Ground Squirrel Lymphocytes.- Oestradiol and Progesterone Control Cyhrome c Oxidase Activity in Thermogenic Tissues.- Low Temperature Effects and Social Influences on Physiological Condition of Subadult Wild Rabbits.- Physico-chemical Model for Brain Ganglioside Function in Thermal Adaptation of Vertebrates.- Vertebrate Freeze Tolerance: Molecular Studies of Signal Transduction and Gene Expression.- Author Index.

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