Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 14, 1st ed. 2019

Coordinator: Buesching Christina D.

Language: Anglais

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In August 2017, the Chemical Signals in Vertebrates (CSiV) group held its 14th triennial meeting at Cardiff University in Wales. This well established international conference brings together leaders and students in the field of olfactory communication and chemical signaling of vertebrates to present new advances in their research as well as synopses of disparate areas under new angles. This volume is a collection of the proceedings of this meeting authored by leading experts in this field that covers a wide variety of topics in chemical ecology. 


List of Contributors

List of Contents

Part I: Intra-specific Communication in Non-Human Vertebrates

1          Perspectives on chemical signals conveying information in rodents
Michael H. Ferkin

2          Latrines as potential communication centres in short-beaked echidnas
Rachel L. Harris, Jenny Sprent and Stewart C. Nicol

3          Do urinary volatiles carry communicative messages in Himalayan Snow leopards [Panthera uncia, (Schreber, 1775)]?
Subhadeep Das, Sourav Manna, Sandipan Ray, Payel Das, Upashna Rai, Biswatosh Ghosh and Mousumi Poddar Sarkar

4          Encoded information within urine influences behavioural responses among European badgers (Meles meles)
Tanesha M. Allen, Nadine A. Sugianto, Charlotte Ryder, Chris Newman, David W. Macdonald and Christina D. Buesching

5          LPS-induced immune system stimulation alters urinary volatiles and behaviour in growing pigs
Sankarganesh Devaraj, Anoosh Rakhshandeh, Edgar Aviles-Rosa and John J McGlone

6          A field study of wild echidna responses to conspecific odour
Rachel L. Harris, Elissa Z. Cameron and Stewart C. Nicol

7              How diet affects vertebrate semiochemistry
Jan Havlíček, Jitka Fialová and S. Craig Roberts

8          The social function of latrines: A hypothesis-driven research approach
Christina D. Bueschingand Neil Jordan


Part II: Olfaction in Humans

9          The effects of artificial fragrances on human olfactory communication
Caroline Allen, Jan Havlíček and S. Craig Roberts

10        The human mammary odour factor: Variability and regularities in sources and functions
Benoist Schaal, Sébastien Doucet, Robert Soussignan, Magali Klaey-Tassone, Bruno Patris, and Karine Durand

11        Cross-cultural approaches to better understand chemical communication in humans
Camille Ferdenzi

12        Adaptation of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test for the population of Central Russia
Vera V.Voznessenskaya, Maria A. Klyuchnikova, Elena I. Rodionovaand Anna Voznesenskaya


Part III: Inter-specific Cues and Signals

13        House Mouse (Mus musculus) Avoidance of Olfactory Cues from Ferrets and Other Mammalian and Reptilian Predators: Preliminary Results
Carlos Grau, Eva Teruel, Julius. Leclercq and Patrick Pageat

14        Do carnivores have a world wide web of interspecific scent signals?
Peter Apps, Kasim Rafiq and J. Weldon McNutt


Part IV: Semio-chemistry and Evolution

15        Chemistry between salamanders: Evolution of the SPF courtship pheromone system in Salamandridae
Franky Bossuyt, Margo Maex, Dag Treer, Lisa M. Schulte, Ines Van Bocxlaer and Sunita Janssenswillen

16        Comparative structural modelling of bovine vomeronasal type-1 receptor I (VN1R1) and elucidation of molecular interactions with pheromones using in silico approaches
RajeshDurairaj, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini and PatrickPageat

17        Detecting the smell of disease and injury: scoping evolutionary and ecological implications
Chris Newman  and Christina D. Buesching

Dr. Christina D. Buesching is a Zoology Research Fellow with Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and is passionate about animal welfare and conservation. She did her MSc thesis on the reproductive behavior and physiology of Lesser Mouse Lemurs at the German Primate Centre and her DPhil on olfactory communication in European badgers at the University of Oxford. Since, she published over 100 scientific papers on a diverse range of ecological paradigms. Her main research interest, however, remains the role of semio-chemistry in animal reproductive behavior, where she focuses predominantly on the European badger as a model species.