IN PART II THE EXPERT PAPERS that formed the basis for the development of the basic science summary and recommendations in Part I are included here in the order they were presented at the workshop. A sub-committee of the CMNR worked with the Army Grant Officer Representative, COL E. Wayne Askew to define the focus for the workshop and the report. Speakers were selected who were active senior investigators and well known for their research in the specific area. Each speaker was asked to carefully review the literature in his or her field of expertise as it related to the eleven questions posed to the Committee, and provide copies of scientific articles as background papers to the CMNR prior to the workshop. In their presentation and in their chapter, the invited experts were requested to make critical comments on the relevant research and conclude with their personal recommendations. There was a recorded question and answer period at the end of each presentation. Selected questions directed toward the speakers and their responses that were recorded during the workshop are included at the end of each chapter. After the workshop, authors were given the opportunity to revise or add to their papers based on committee questions. The final papers were used by the committee in the development of Part I.
A computerized literature search was conducted as part of the planning for this workshop. Selected citations from Part I, the following chapters, and the literature search have been compiled into the Selected Bibliography on Nutritional Needs in Hot Environments in Appendix B. Although the conclusions of the following chapters focused on the impact of a hot environment on work in a military setting, these chapters provide a state-of-the-art review of effect of heat on any type of outdoor activity whether heavy work, sports, or recreation.