Navigation Links
Survival in a Changing World: The Journal of Experimental Biology 2009 symposium

Each year, The Company of Biologists ( organises and supports a themed conference as the basis of a special review issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology. The main aim of this annual Symposium is to unite outstanding biologists and bring together their varied expertise on one particular subject. It is a leisurely meeting with enough time to talk and to discuss. The social side of science is also catered for an academic meeting in the traditional sense. As the journal is primarily associated with coverage of comparative aspects of biology, with this Symposium we would like to stress our interest in exploring the phenomena of life at all levels of biological organization in a physiological and evolutionary context.

The Summary of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report concludes that 'Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level'. These environmental changes have already significantly impacted the habitats and living conditions of many species, including our own. Anthropogenic pollution and myriad releases of biologically active substances into the environment have further changed the world for living organisms. The aim of this Symposium is to assess the impacts many of these changes have had on animal biodiversity and ecology, emphasizing adaptation and resilience in physiological systems.

The Symposium is a satellite to the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) 36th World Congress and will be held in the beautiful setting of Awaji Island, the largest island in Japan's Inland Sea, at the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, with accommodation in the adjoining Western Awaji Island Hotel. Within 90 minutes travel of Kansai International Airport or Kyoto, Awaji Yumebutai provides a relaxed atmosphere that lends itself to work, dialogue and recreation.

The Symposium will comprise presentations by a list of 18 distinguished invited speakers and will also include open registration for a maximum of 30 additional delegates. There will be a poster session for registered delegates to present their work and plenty of scope for informal discussion. All invited oral presentations will be published as a special issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology in early 2010.

Session topics include:

  • Climate change and arctic ecological responses past, present and future
  • Climate change and its influence on terrestrial animals
  • Climate change and its influence on aquatic animals
  • Emerging zoonosis and human diseases
  • Animal resilience and adaptation in coping with changes
  • Population and ecosystem responses to land use change and contaminants


Contact: Dr. Michaela Handel
The Company of Biologists

Related biology news :

1. Shared survival mechanism explains why good nerve cells last and bad cancer cells flourish
2. Salmon smolt survival similar in Columbia and Fraser rivers
3. Research challenges conventional notions about salmon survival
4. Similar survival rates for Pacific salmon in Fraser, Columbia Rivers raises new questions
5. U of MN study shows link between gene variations and cancer survival
6. Second lumpectomy for breast cancer reduces survival rates
7. The IMF says journal editorial documents dramatic increase in survival since the 1980s
8. International team reveals first prognosticator of survival in aggressive cancer
9. The MDS Foundation supports the FDAs decision to expand vidaza label to include survival data
10. Monash researchers uncover cancer survival secrets
11. Scientists find elephant memories may hold key to survival
Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/31/2016)... March 31, 2016   ... or the "Company") LegacyXChange is excited to ... its soon to be launched online site for trading ... ) will also provide potential shareholders a sense ... technology to an industry that is notorious for fraud. ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... March 23, 2016 ... Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender Anbieter ... Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals dessen ... wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen mobiler ...
(Date:3/21/2016)... Unique technology combines v ... security   Xura, Inc. ... digital communications services, today announced it is working alongside ... customers, particularly those in the Financial Services Sector, the ... within a mobile app, alongside, and in combination with, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... -- Alex,s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a leading national childhood ... state-of-the-art bioinformatics lab, using ,big data, to advance the ... Liz Scott , co-executive director of ALSF and ... Washington, D.C. , hosted by Vice ... of pediatric cancer research and awareness. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , June 27, 2016  Global demand ... 4.6 percent through 2020 to $7.2 billion.  This ... and beverages, cleaning products, biofuel production, animal feed, ... biotechnology, diagnostics, and biocatalysts). Food and beverages will ... driven by increasing consumption of products containing enzymes ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) ("Biorem" or ... its major shareholders, Clean Technology Fund I, LP and ... based venture capital funds which together hold ... a fully diluted, as converted basis), that they have ... entire equity holdings in Biorem to TUS Holdings Co. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)...  Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM ), a ... the development of innovative products and services, announced today ... States denied its petition to review decisions ... U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (",540 Patent") are not patent ... Supreme Court,s Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories decision.  ...
Breaking Biology Technology: