Endocrinology and the Conservation of New Zealand Birds - California Scholarship Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Malcolm Gordon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240247

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240247.001.0001

Subscriber Login

Forgotten your password?

ContentsFRONT MATTER
Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2014. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use (for details see http://california.universitypressscholarship.com/page/535/privacy-policy-and-legal-notice).date: 28 September 2016

Endocrinology and the Conservation of New Zealand Birds

Endocrinology and the Conservation of New Zealand Birds

Chapter:
(p.101) 7 Endocrinology and the Conservation of New Zealand Birds
Source:
Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology
Author(s):

John F. Cockrem

Dominic C. Adams

Ellen J. Bennett

E. Jane Candy

Emma J. Hawke

Sharon J. Henare

Murray A. Potter

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0007

Endocrine studies can address questions in reproductive biology that are relevant to conservation. This chapter presents case studies on the endocrinology and conservation of two New Zealand birds: the northern brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) and the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus). It begins with an analysis of corticosterone levels in the northern brown kiwi to provide objective data on stress and stress responses in captive kiwi. It then describes methods for producing recombinant kakapo hormones to stimulate breeding. Finally, it discusses some of the challenges in the application of conservation endocrinology to the management of critically endangered species.

Keywords:   reproductive biology, endocrinology, northern brown kiwi, Apteryx mantelli, kakapo, Strigops habroptilus, corticosterone, stress, breeding, conservation endocrinology

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.