• Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume Two: Amphibians is the second 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 amphibian 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 amphibians.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 taxa, including anuran amphibians, urodeles, and gymnophionids. The book concludes with an examination of endocrine disruption of reproduction in amphibians.

    • Covers endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behavior, and anatomy of amphibian reproduction
    • Includes pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hormones
    • Focuses on anuran amphibians, urodeles, and gymnophionids
    • Provides new coverage on endocrine disruption in amphibians
  • . Sex Determination and Sexual Differentiation in Amphibians

    2. Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction in Amphibians

    3. Hormones and Testicular Structure and Function in Amphibians

    4. Hormones and Testicular Structure and Function in Amphibians

    5. Hormones and the Female Reproductive System of Amphibians

    6. Hormones and Sex Accessory and Secondary Sexual Characters in Amphibians

    7. Stress and Reproduction in Amphibians

    8. Maternal Adaptations for Reproductive Modes in Amphibians

    9. Hormones and Reproductive Behaviors in Amphibians

    10. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Anuran Amphibians

    11. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Urodeles and Gymnophionids

    12. Endocrine Disruption of Amphibian Reproduction

  • 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).

    Affiliations and expertise

    University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA

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