Reproductive Science and Integrated Conservation
Edited by William V. Holt, Amanda R. Pickard, John C. Rodger, David E. Wildt
Cambridge University Press
Reproduction is essential to the continuation and evolution of life on this planet and is
therefore a centrally important process in the conservation of wildlife. However, reproductive
mechanisms are well understood in only a handful of vertebrate species, mostly domestic
livestock and laboratory animals. This means that attempts to develop and implement
management policies for wildlife conservation, and especially for endangered species that,
by definition, are difficult to study, are often based on poor data or no data at all. In
Reproductive Science and Integrated Conservation leading authorities provide glimpses
of reproductive diversity in fishes, amphibia, reptiles, birds and mammals. Conservation
plans are founded on the assumption that reproduction will be successful, but what if it fails?
This book reviews the many factors that influence reproduction, including genetics, behaviour
and nutrition, and experts assess the potential conservation relevance of the recent rapid
advances in reproductive technology and medicine.
Paperback 426 pages 41 line diagrams 12 half-tones 34 tables ISBN 9780521011105
Hardback 426 pages 41 line diagrams 12 half-tones 34 tables ISBN 9780521812153
Richard Stone, David E. Wildt, Susie Ellis, Donald Janssen, Jennifer Buff, Alan Dixson,
Nancy Harvey, Marilyn Patton, Joanna Setchell, Tom G. McEvoy, John J. Robinson,
Helen S. Baillie, Allan A. Pacey, Harry D. M. Moore, Andrea C. Taylor,
Karen Koeninger Ryan, Robert C. Lacy, Susan W. Margulis, Philip Hedrick,
Tim Coulson, Elodie Hudson, Amanda R. Pickard, Steven L. Monfort, Thomas B.
Hildebrandt, Janine L. Brown, Robert Hermes, Frank Goritz, Naida M. Loskutoff,
J. K. Critser, L. K. Riley, R. S. Prather, Peter D. Temple-Smith, Terry Fletcher,
Keith Morris, JoGayle Howard, Paul E. Marinari, W. V. Holt, Teresa Abaigar,
P. F. Watson, John C. Rodger, Karen E. Mate, Lyn A. Hinds, Phil Cowan,
Roger Pech, Paul Curtis, Ann M. Donoghue, Juan Manuel Blanco, George F. Gee,
Yvonne Kirkby, Valentine A. Lance, Terri L. Roth, Amy Obringer, Gordon McGregor
Reid, Heather Hall
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List of contributors; Foreword Richard Stone; Part I. Introduction: 1. Toward more
effective reproductive science for conservation David E. Wildt, Susie Ellis, Donald Janssen
and Jennifer Buff; Part II. Reproduction and Population Viability: Introduction; 2.
Behaviour and reproduction Alan Dixson, Nancy Harvey, Marilyn Patton and Joanna
Setchell; 3. Nutrition and its interaction with reproductive processes Tom G. McEvoy and
John J. Robinson; 4. Environmental chemicals and the threat to male fertility in mammals:
evidence and perspective Helen S. Baillie, Allan A. Pacey and Harry D. M. Moore; 5.
Assessing the consequences of inbreeding for population fitness: past challenges and
future prospects Andrea C. Taylor; 6. Impacts of inbreeding on components of
reproductive success Karen Koeninger Ryan, Robert C. Lacy and Susan W. Margulis;
7. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) in declining populations: an example
of adaptive variation Philip Hedrick; 8. When is the birth rate the key factor associated
with population dynamics? Tim Coulson and Elodie Hudson; Part III. Reproductive
Techniques for Conservation Management: Introduction; 9. Reproductive and welfare
monitoring for the management of ex-situ populations Amanda R. Pickard; 10.
Non-invasive endocrine measures of reproduction and stress in wild populations
Steven L. Monfort; 11. Ultrasound for analysis of reproductive function in wildlife
species Thomas B. Hildebrandt, Janine L. Brown, Robert Hermes and Frank
Goritz; 12. Role of embryo technologies in genetic management and conservation
of wildlife Naida M. Loskutoff; 13. Application of nuclear transfer technology to
wildlife species J. K. Critser, L. K. Riley and R. S. Prather; Part IV. Integrated
Conservation Management: Introduction; 14. Integrating reproductive sciences
into recovery programmes for declining and extinct marsupial populations Peter D.
Temple-Smith; 15. Captive breeding and predator control: a successful strategy for
conservation in Western Australia Terry Fletcher and Keith Morris; 16. Black-footed
ferret: model for assisted reproductive technologies contributing to in situ conservation
JoGayle Howard, Paul E. Marinari and David E. Wildt; 17. Genetic resource banks for
species conservation W. V. Holt, Teresa Abaigar, P. F. Watson and D. E. Wildt; 18.
Fertility control for wildlife John C. Rodger; 19. Contraceptive vaccine development
Karen E. Mate and Lyn A. Hinds; 20. Field applications of fertility control for wildlife
management Phil Cowan, Roger Pech and Paul Curtis; Part V. Reproductive Science in
Non-Mammalian Species: Introduction; 21. Reproductive technologies and challenges in
avian conservation and management Ann M. Donoghue, Juan Manuel Blanco, George F.
Gee, Yvonne Kirkby and David E. Wildt; 22. Reptile reproduction and endocrinology
Valentine A. Lance; 23. Reproductive research and the worldwide amphibian extinction
crisis Terri L. Roth and Amy Obringer; 24. Reproduction in fishes in relation to conservation
Gordon McGregor Reid and Heather Hall; Part VI. Conclusion: 25. Postscript - sex,
wildlife and vindication W. V. Holt, A. R. Pickard, J. C. Rodger and D. E. Wildt; Index.
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