The 3rd International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants

Venue: Tsukuba

Location: Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Event Date/Time: Aug 24, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 24, 2009
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The 3rd International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants 24 to 28 August 2009 Tsukuba, Japan We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Symposium of Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants (ISEPEP3) to be held in Tsukuba on August 24-28, 2009. ISEPEP arose by the amalgamation of two previous series of meetings: the International Symposium on the Cold Hardiness of Animals and Plants and the European Workshop on Invertebrate Ecophysiology. The idea was to cover the environmental physiology of invertebrates, plants and vertebrate ectotherms (fish, amphibians, reptiles). ISEPEP1 was held at the University of Roskilde, Denmark in 2005 and attracted 90 participants from 14 countries. ISEPEP2 was held in Dunedin, New Zealand. ISEPEP is the only meeting focused on the environmental physiology of these groups and has the potential to attract an interesting and cohesive group of researchers who work in these areas. Proposed topics for the conference include: 1. Cold and heat stress: - Antifreeze and ice active proteins - Ice nucleation - Chaperone/heat shock proteins - General and rapid cold hardening - General thermal biology 2. Water relations: - Dehydration effects - Ion balance during stress conditions - Frozen and unfrozen water; biological glasses - Aquaporins - Osmotic and ionic relations 3. Metabolism: - Calorimetry - Respirometry - Biochemical aspects - Hypoxia 4. Ecological perspectives: - Applied aspects - Extreme environments - Ecotoxicology - Global warming 5. Dormancy - Diapause - Cryptobiosis - Phenology - Techniques in environmental physiology Enquiries: