ICRS 2014 - 3rd International Congress of Respiratory Science

Respiratory adaptations across thermal clines


Temperature is a major evolutionary driver underlying the diversity in form and function in both ectotherms and endotherms. At the level or respiratory function, in particular, a variety of strategies ranging from molecular mechanisms to whole animal complexity has evolved to maximize the efficiency of oxygen uptake and delivery during cyclical and anomalous temperature fluctuations. This symposium aims to showcasing the different ways in which species have adapted to their thermal environment, with an emphasis on metabolism and respiration. As such, we welcome both broad comparative studies (e.g. within or between ectotherms and endotherms) as well as more mechanistic case studies (e.g dealing with thermoregulatory behavior, ROS production, mitochondria remodeling or changes in respiratory pigments).

Confirmed speakers:  
David J. Marshall (University Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam)
Hans-Otto Pörtner (Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany)
Gianluca Sarà (University of Palermo, Italy)
John S. Terblanche (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Craig R. White (University of Queensland, Australia)
Folco Giomi (Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany)
Wilco C.E.P. Verberk (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
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