This series of volumes represents a comprehensive and integrated treatment of reproduction in vertebrates from fishes of all sorts through mammals. It is designed to provide a readable, coordinated description of reproductive basics in each group of vertebrates as well as an introduction to the latest trends in reproductive research and our understanding of reproductive events. Whereas each chapter and each volume is intended to stand alone as a review of that topic or vertebrate group, respectively, the volumes are prepared so as to provide a thorough topical treatment across the vertebrates. Terminology has been standardised across the volumes to reduce confusion where multiple names exist in the literature, and a comprehensive glossary of these terms and their alternative names is provided.
1. Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction in Birds
Takayoshi Ubuka and George E. Bentley
2. Avian Testicular Structure, Function, and Regulation
Pierre Deviche, Laura L. Hurley, and H. Bobby Fokidis
3. Organization and Functional Dynamics of the Avian Ovary
4. Maternal Hormones in Avian Eggs
Nikolaus von Engelhardt and Ton G.G. Groothuis
5. Stress and Reproduction in Birds
Creagh W. Breuner
6. Hormonal Regulation of Avian Courtship and Mating Behaviors
Lauren V. Riters and Sarah J. Alger
7. Hormones and Regulation of Parental Behavior in Birds
Carol M. Vleck and David Vleck
8. Hormones in Migration and Reproductive Cycles of Birds
9. Endocrine Disruption of Reproduction in Birds
Mary Ann Ottinger, Karen Dean, and Moira McKernan , Michael J. Quinn, Jr.
Dr David Norris has done research in environmental endocrinology and neuroendocrinology for more than 50 years. Dr Norris is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and his PhD in 1966 from the University of Washington. Dr Norris has worked in the area of forensic botany with Dr Jane H. Bock, since 1982, primarily on developing the use of plant cells in the gastrointestinal tract to aid in homicide investigations. Dr Norris and Dr Bock have been involved in investigations in numerous states as well as throughout the State of Colorado. Dr Norris has been certified as an expert witness in this area for the State of Colorado. With Dr Bock, Dr Norris also has consulted on other botanical evidence for criminal investigations. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2014.
Kristin H. Lopez teaches human reproductive biology through the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. With a background in comparative reproduction and endocrinology, she is an editor of the five-volume work Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Academic Press, 2011). Her ongoing work with Colorado Diversity Initiative promotes increased access to higher education of underrepresented students in STEM.