Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation

Progress and Prospects

  • William V. Holt
  • Janine L. Brown
  • Pierre Comizzoli

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 753)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William V. Holt, Janine L. Brown, Pierre Comizzoli
      Pages 3-14
  3. The Big Picture: Can Species Survive and Adapt in a Changing World?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Emmelianna Kumar, William V. Holt
      Pages 55-70
    3. Warren E. Johnson, Klaus Koepfli
      Pages 71-96
    4. Agustín F. Fernández, Estela García Toraño, Rocío González Urdinguio, Abel Gayo Lana, Ignacio Arnott Fernández, Mario F. Fraga
      Pages 97-117
    5. Rachel M. Santymire, Travis M. Livieri, Heather Branvold-Faber, Paul E. Marinari
      Pages 119-134
    6. Janine L. Brown
      Pages 135-169
    7. Katarina Jewgenow, Nucharin Songsasen
      Pages 205-239
    8. Janet M. Lanyon, Elizabeth A. Burgess
      Pages 241-274
    9. John Clulow, Vance L. Trudeau, Andrew J. Kouba
      Pages 275-316
    10. Mary Hagedorn, Rebecca Spindler
      Pages 317-329
    11. Jaime Gosálvez, William V. Holt, Stephen D. Johnston
      Pages 357-384
    12. Gabriela F. Mastromonaco, L. Antonio González-Grajales, Melissa Filice, Pierre Comizzoli
      Pages 385-427
    13. Deborah Garside, Ayman Gebril, Manal Alsaadi, Valerie A. Ferro
      Pages 467-488
    14. Pasqualino Loi, Joseph Saragusty, Grazyna Ptak
      Pages 489-502
    15. William V. Holt, Janine L. Brown, Pierre Comizzoli
      Pages 503-514
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 515-533

About this book


Reproductive biology is more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems. This book is therefore threefold; (1) it provides a snapshot of the state of the art in terms of species-specific reproductive technologies, whether for individual animals or whole taxonomic groups; (2) it sets the reproductive problems in context and emphasizes the links between animal-based problems and the wider world, e.g. reproductive fitness and (3) it looks forward and presents realistic assessments of how effective some of the more recently developed techniques in reproductive technology might be at combating extinctions. This is a wide-ranging book that will be relevant to anyone involved in reproductive biology or in species conservation and provides provide them some useful perspectives about the real utility of current and emerging technologies. It has contributions from experts in reproduction and related fields.


Conservation Reproductive Biology Reproductive Technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • William V. Holt
    • 1
  • Janine L. Brown
    • 2
  • Pierre Comizzoli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Human MetabolismThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Center for Species SurvivalSmithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteFront RoyalUSA
  3. 3.Center for Species SurvivalSmithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteFront RoyalUSA

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