Special Issue "Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Animal Ecophysiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: near infrared spectroscopy; grazing animal nutrition; grazing animal physiology; grazing animal ecophysiology; grazing management; prescribed fire; rangeland monitoring
Interests: spectroscopy; chemical biology; reproductive biology; assisted reproductive technology; reproductive endocrinology; endocrinology; enzymology; SOD; cryopreservation; biochemistry
The Encyclopedia of Ecology defines ecophysiology as “the study of the complex relationships between an organism’s internal and external environments”. Ecologists most often apply the term in reference to plants; however, the term can also be applied to animals and perhaps most interestingly, to the study of the dynamic interactions between plants and animals. For instance, herbivory invokes chemical and or physical defense adaptations in plants to better equip their resistance to being eaten, which may in turn result in animal adaptations to mitigate the consequences of consuming a defended plant. Both occurrences should confer greater survivability. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive, non-destructive analytical technique that employs electromagnetic energy in the near infrared band (~700–2500 nm) to discern physico-chemical attributes of a substance. The rapid nature of the method and long-term low cost facilitate comprehensive experimental designs which allow investigators to sample at enhanced spatiotemporal scales and or resolution, thus facilitating the asking of research questions that may have been cost or time prohibitive previously. The advent of portable spectroscopy has made real-time in situ analysis possible and thus, further enhanced the analytical and investigative capabilities of NIRS. Remote Sensing will release a special issue in mid-2021 entitled “Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Animal Ecophysiology”. We are seeking submitted articles that concern the application of NIRS to unravel the ecophysiological relationships of animals, plants, and their shared environment.
Dr. Doug Tolleson
Dr. Carrie Vance
Manuscript Submission Information
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- near infrared spectroscopy
- plant/animal interface
- herbivore nutrition
- foraging behavior