As per available reports about 100 journals, 162 conferences, 30 workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to Herpetology and about 366282 articles are being published on the current trends in Herpetology. In terms of research annually; USA, India, Japan, Brazil and Canada are some of the leading countries where maximum studies related to Herpetology are being carried out. As reported in “On the Question of Parameters for Evaluating Cold Hardiness of Freeze Tolerant Insects” article by Natalia Li, the super cooling point (SCP) is the best documented parameter for describing the ability of insects to survive freezing but its value as a predictor of overwintering survival or for estimation of the cold hardiness potential, is limited. According to this study, the SCP is influenced by such factors as polyol and protein concentration in the hemolymph; therefore it can be lower in winter than it is in spring. Nevertheless the quality of ice nucleating process is higher in winter insects due to which insects survive the lowest winter temperatures. The depletion of polyols in spring causes increase of SCP. Unlike in the autumn, when an increase in SCP is associated with development of freeze tolerance, spring changes in SCP of the insects occur simultaneously with loss of cold tolerance. The present study on the freezetolerant Upis ceramboides inhabiting central Yakutia (Eastern Siberia, Russia) shows that SCP itself is not a sufficiently appropriate parameter for evaluation of insect cold hardiness. For these purposes it should be used together with other criteria, such as specific ice nucleating activity and profile of ice nucleating activity.
The Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research is an academic journal – hosted by OMICS International – a pioneer in open access publishing–and is listed among the top 10 journals in Herpetology. Each year research scientists have noticed a rise in the number of congresses being held in this field. The Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research provides a unique platform to researchers and scientist to explore the advanced and latest research developments in the field of Herpetology, Entomology & Ornithology, thus bridging the gap between researchers and young scientists.
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List of major Herpetology and related Journals
• Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
• Journal of Herpetology
• Herpetological Journal
• Herpetology Notes
• Herpetological Monographs
List of major Herpetology and related Conferences
• World Congress of Herpetology
• 37th International Herpetological Symposium
List of major Herpetology and related Research Centres
• Indian Herpetological Society
• Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
• KU Biodiversity Institute
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