Animal Biometeorology Commission
Animal adaptation to extreme environments concern the psychological, biochemical, nutritional, and behavioral responses of domestic, feral, wild and laboratory animals to natural changes and to extremes of the physical environment.
The Animal Biometeorology Commission encourages research into but not limited to the following:
- Problems of animal production associated with climate, and climate change.
- Recycling of animal wastes.
- Use of new technology (biotechnology, genetic engineering and modeling) for improving animal adaptation (survivability and productivity).
- Prevention of animal extinction by better understanding of how animals adapt to climate change.
- Climatic factors affecting animal morbidity and mortality.
- Impact of environmental conditions on the management of domestic and captive animals (e.g. housing, nutrition, rearing, etc).
- Improving predictive models which predict the impact of climate on animal health and wellbeing.
- Investigate the methods animals (fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) use to cope with their environment.
- To maintain contact and encourage co-operation between scientists working in the broad area of animal biometeorology.
- To encourage research and provide professional support and mentoring to young scientists, especially in developing countries.
- To promote training and teaching in animal biometeorology.
- To create a database for published papers and articles which deal with animal biometeorology.
- To prepare a comprehensive reference book on Animal Biometeorology for improved training and teaching.
- To organize workshops and/or conferences for mechanisms of animal adaptation and improving animal production in different countries.
- To foster interactions with other professional, government and non-government organizations concerned with animal biometeorology.
- To provide expert advise to professional, government and non-government organizations.
- To promote the International Society of Biometeorology.
For more information about the Animal Commission, please contact Sheila Nascimento (sheila_tn[at]terra.com.br) who serves as Commission Chair.