Preface.- Contents.- List of Contributors.- Part I: New Directions in Semiochemistry.- Part II: Olfactory Response and Function.- Part III: Recognition Within Species: Individual, Sex, Group.- Part IV: Sexual Communication.- Part V: Maternal - Offspring Communication.- Part VI: COMMUNICATION Between Species, Predators and Prey.- Part VII: Applications.- Index.
This volume contains the proceedings of the conference of the same name held in July 2006 at the University of Chester in the United Kingdom. It includes all the latest research on chemical communication relevant to vertebrates, particularly focusing on new research since the last meeting in 2003. Topics covered include the chemical ecology, biochemistry, behavior, olfactory receptors, and the neurobiology of both the main olfactory and vomeronasal systems of vertebrates.
Presents the newest research in chemical communication of vertebrates
Includes the potential application of novel techniques currently used in invertebrate systems
Covers a broad range of taxonomic groups, including humans