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24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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15th International Conference on Chemical Signals in Vertebrates (CSiV 2020)


This meeting will be a great opportunity to present and share information on how fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals communicate through chemosignals and integrate their environment through chemical cues.

The organizers invite scientists from varied disciplines ranging from biology and psychology to chemistry and biostatistics to share research on:

  • How vertebrates produce and release chemical cues and signals?
  • How they detect, discriminate, process, and interpret them?
  • How they respond to them behaviorally, physiologically, and/or neurally in adaptive ways?
  • How the typical or atypical environment modulates such chemocommunication loops, and chemoreception in general?


Disciplinary fields welcome

  • Among others...

    Ethology, Behavioral ecology, Chemical ecology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Comparative zoology, Conservation biology, Evolutionary biology, Behavioral neuroscience, Animal science, Zootechny, Veterinary science, Psychology, Biological and Cultural Anthropology,…


Topics of interest

The scientific program will include keynote lectures by eminent scientists, symposia on hot topics, scientific talks and poster sessions, covering areas such as:

  • Deciphering of pheromonal loops in vertebrates: characterization of source-signal-reception-responses-functions
  • Vertebrate semiochemistry: formation, perception and functions of chemical signatures; microbiota-derived chemomessages; underlying neuroendocrine processes
  • Olfactory maternal or parental effects: from fishes to mammals; Ooor-based imprinting and olfactory learning
  • Evolutionary functions of olfactory messages; evolution of emission and reception; odor-mediated social processes in reproduction
  • New analytical and statistical tools for the analysis of odor cues and signals; methods for on-line recording of odor release
  • Technical innovations for the analysis of olfactory exposures and responses
  • Roles of olfaction in multimodal cognition: odors augmenting the saliency of cues received by other sensory systems (vision, audition)
  • Olfaction in so-called microsmatic primates: functional domains involved, individual- and species-specific chemomessages
  • Human olfaction: sources of chemomessages; chemical nature of transmitted cues/signals; social and self-regulatory functions; contagion effects, applications to well-being
  • Evidence and functions of chemoreception in understudied taxa: e.g. birds, prototheria, metatheria, aquatic mammals, etc.
  • environmental changes and chemosensory performance in social and spatial functioning Anthropogenic
  • Olfaction in sensitive husbandry and conservation techniques
  • Etc.