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Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 4
2nd Edition - May 1, 2024
Editors: David Norris, Kristin Lopez
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Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume Four: Birds is the fourth of five second-edition volumes representing a comprehensive and integrated overview of hormones and… Read more
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Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume Four: Birds is the fourth of five second-edition volumes representing a comprehensive and integrated overview of hormones and reproduction in fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The book includes coverage of endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behavior, and anatomy of reptilian reproduction. It provides a broad treatment of the roles of pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hormones in all aspects of reproduction, as well as descriptions of major life history events. New to this edition is a concluding assessment of the effect of environmental influences on birds.Initial chapters in this book broadly examine sex determination, reproductive neuroendocrinology, stress, and hormonal regulation as it relates to male and female reproductive structure and function. Subsequent chapters examine hormones and reproduction of specific behaviors, including courtship, mating, parental care, and migration. The book concludes with an examination of endocrine disruption of reproduction in birds.
Covers endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behavior, and anatomy of avian reproduction
Includes pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hormones
Focuses on specific behaviors, including courtship, mating, parental care, and migration
Provides new coverage on endocrine disruption in birds
Researchers and practitioners focused on vertebrate hormones, reproduction, and use of animals as models in human reproductive research
1. Sex Determination in Birds (New Chapter)
2. Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction in Birds
3. Avian Testicular Structure, Function and Regulation
4. Organization and Functional Dynamics of the Avian Ovary
5. Stress and Reproduction in Birds
6. Hormonal Regulation of Avian Courtship and Mating Behaviors
7. Hormones and Regulation of Parental Behavior in Birds
8. Hormones in Migration and Reproductive Cycles of Birds
9. Endocrine Disruption of Reproduction in Birds
Published: May 1, 2024
Imprint: Academic Press
Paperback ISBN: 9780443160240
eBook ISBN: 9780443160257
Dr. David Norris is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado. He obtained his BS from the Baldwin-Wallace University and his PhD from the University of Washington. His broad research areas include environmental endocrinology and forensic botany. In the area of environmental endocrinology, his studies have focused on the neuroendocrine control of thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive functions with special interest in the role of environmental factors that alter the activities of these neuroendocrine systems. In the area of forensic botany, he specializes in the identification of food plants in stomachs of modern humans with respect to determining time of death.
Affiliations and expertise
Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, USA
Dr. Kristin Lopez obtained both her MA and PhD at the University of Colorado and is now Associate Director of the Colorado Diversity Initiative. Her research focuses on morphological and physiological aspects of vertebrate reproduction and development. Her studies use histological, immunocytochemical, and microsurgical methods to examine sex differentiation in nonmammalian vertebrates (reptiles and amphibians).