Comparative Endocrinology Group
Convenor: Nic Bury (King’s College, London)
Deputy Convenor: Armin Sturm (University of Stirling)
This group is interested in all aspects of research in comparative animal endocrinology and conservation endocrinology, and has strong links with a number of the groups within the Animal Section. Interests include both vertebrate and invertebrate endocrinology and the plethora of physiological functions controlled or influenced by the endocrine system. For example, the role of hormones in reproduction, the stress response, ion regulation, digestion, molting and development. The group reflects current advances in comparative endocrinology such as reporting on the growing body of evidence that links manmade chemicals with endocrine disruption and the use of perturbations to the endocrine system in response to environmental stressors as a tool in conservation.