Dr. David O. Norris (B.S., Baldwin Wallace University, 1961; PhD 1966, University of Washington) was a professor at the University of Colorado for 46 years where he studied environmental endocrinology of fishes and amphibians and taught general biology, endocrinology, human physiology, histology, vertebrate biology, and forensic biology. His endocrine research interests involve the role of natural and anthropogenic factors (pollutants) that operate through the brain and pituitary to influence thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive physiology that in turn affect development, sexual differentiation, reproduction, and aging. He retired from CU in 2012 and currently is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Integrative Physiology.
Dr. Norris also does research in forensic botany and consults with law enforcement groups on homicides and other crimes throughout the USA and in several other countries He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Dr. Norris has published more than 150 scientific papers and abstracts in environmental endocrinology and forensic botany and is the senior author on several books including Vertebrate Endocrinology (6th edition, Academic Press, 2020), Endocrine Disruption: Implications for Health of Wildlife and Humans (Oxford University Press, 2005), a five-volume work on Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Academic Press, 2011) and Forensic Plant Science (Academic Press, 2016).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 fi ve-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.
Volume 5, Mammals, in the five-volume work Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates brings together the current knowledge of the reproductive endocrinology of mammals, with emphasis on synthesis rather than summation. Model species have been emphasized in some cases, but this is balanced with discussions of reproductive cycles of wild mammals as well as laboratory rodents and humans. The volume has been organized along traditional lines by first focusing on components of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis and then by discussing specific topics of particular relevance to mammal reproduction (maternal hormones in eggs, stress, courtship, mating, and parental behaviors, and endocrine disruption). Chapter coverage includes hormones and reproductive cycles of monotremes and marsupials, wild rodents, bats, and primates.
1. Sexual Differentiation of the Mammalian Brain
Desiree L. Krebs-Kraft and Margaret M. Mc McCarthy
2. Neuroendocrine Control of Gonadotropins in Mammals
Toni R. Pak and Wilson C.J. Chung
3. Endocrine and Paracrine Regulation of Mammalian Spermatogenesis
Zirkin, B.R., Brown, T.R., Jarow, J.P. and Wright, W.W.
4. Hormonal Regulation of the Ovary in Mammals
5. Hormones and Pregnancy in Eutherian Mammals
Fuller W. Bazer and Thomas E. Spencer
6. The Comparative Physiology of Parturition in Mammals: Hormones and Parturition in Mammals
Ross Young, Marilyn B Renfree, Sam Mesiano, Geoff Shaw, Graham Jenkin and Roger Smith
7. Stress and Reproduction in Mammals
8. Behavioral Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction: Mammals
Jin Ho Park and Emilie F. Rissman
9. Pheromones and Reproduction in Mammals
10. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Prototherians and Metatherians
Bronwyn M. McAllan
11. Hormones and reproductive cycles in rodents
Karen L. Bales and Caroline M. Hostetler
12. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Bats
Amitabh Krishna and Kunwar P. Bhatnagar
13. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Primates
Wendy Saltzman, Suzette D. Tardif, and Julienne N. Rutherford
14. Endocrine Disruption of Reproduction in Mammals
Katherine E. Pelch, Joseph M. Beeman, Bridget A. Niebruegge, Stacey R. Winkeler, and
Susan C. Nagel
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 standardized 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.
- A complete, essential and up to date reference for research scientists working on vertebrate hormones and reproduction - and on animlals as models in human reproductive research
- Covers the endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behaviour and anatomy of vertebrate reproduction
- Structured coverage of the major themes for all five vertebrate groups allows a consistent treatment for all
- Special chapters elaborate on features specific to individual vertebrate groups and to comparative aspects, similarities and differences between them