Respiratory Function in Birds, Adult and Embryonic: Satellite Symposium of the 27th International Congress of Physiological Sciences
Edited by Johannes Piiper
Pages: 310 pages
This volume contains the papers presented at the symposium on Respiratory Function in Birds, Adult and Erribryonic held in Gottingen, July 28-30, 1977. Some of the manuscripts representĚ the papers as delivered, while others are considerably abridged or extended. An essential part of the symposium was discussion at all levels, from formal discussion remarks with slides to dialogs at the lunch table with scribble on paper napkins. However, no attempt was made to reproduce any part of the discussion.
The symposium was attended by 75 scientists, of varied specializations (physiology, anatomy, zoophysiology, ecology, veterinary science), but all actively engaged in research related to some aspects of avian respiration.
The aim of the meeting was to survey critically the present knowledge in avian respiration and related areas in order to provide a basis for future research. Due to the limited time available and to the restricted number of invited attendants, not all relevant topics could be given the attention they deserved, but a selection had to be made. A particular emphasis was given to the following aspects of avian respiration; (1) phylogenetic relationships, (2) structure and function of lungs, (3) mechanisms of adjustments to changes in environment and physiological status, (4) respiration during the embryonic period