Sturkie's Avian Physiology is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. The Sixth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and features several new chapters with entirely new content on such topics as migration, genomics and epigenetics. Chapters throughout have been greatly expanded due to the many recent advances in the field. The text also covers the physiology of flight, reproduction in both male and female birds, and the immunophysiology of birds.
The Sixth Edition, like the earlier editions, is a must for anyone interested in comparative physiology, poultry science, veterinary medicine, and related fields. This volume establishes the standard for those who need the latest and best information on the physiology of birds.
1. Avian Genomics Jerry Dodgson 2. Transcriptomics of Physiological Systems Tom E. Porter 3. Avian Proteomics Dusan Kunec and Shane C. Burgess 4. Mitochondrial Physiology Walter G. Bottje 5. The Avian Somatosensory System: A Comparative View Martin Wild 6. Avian Hearing Christine Köppl 7. The Chemical Senses in Birds Larry Clark, Julie C. Hagelin and Scott J. Werner 8. Magnetoreception in Birds and Its Use for Long-distance Migration Henrik Mouritsen 9. The Avian Subpallium and Autonomic Nervous System Wayne J. Kuenzel 10. Blood Colin G. Scanes 11. The Cardiovascular System Ed Dzialowski 12. Osmoregulatory Systems of Birds Eldon J. Braun 13. Respiration Frank L. Powell 14. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiolog D. Michael Denbow 15. Poultry Bone Development and Bone Disorders Mark Pines and R. Reshef 16. Skeletal Muscle Sandra Velleman and Douglas McFarland 17. The Avian Immune System Pete Kaiser and Adam Balic 18. Carbohydrate Metabolism Colin G. Scanes 19. Adipose Tissue and Lipid Metabolism Johan Buyse and Eddy Decuypere 20. Protein Metabolism Colin G. Scanes 21. Food Intake Regulation D. Michael Denbow and Mark A. Cline 22. Avian Endocrine System Colin G. Scanes 23. Pituitary Gland Colin G. Scanes 24. Thyroids Anne McNabb and Veerle M. Darras 25. The Role of Hormones in the Regulation of Bone Turnover and Eggshell Calcification Christopher Dacke, Toshe Sugiyama and Carol Gay 26. Adrenals Rocco V. Carsia 27. Endocrine Pancreas Joëlle Dupont, Nicole Rideau and Jean Simon 28. Reproduction in the Female Alan L. Johnson 29. Reproduction in Male Birds Jorge Vizcarra, Rebecca Allen and John D. Kirby 30. Reproductive Behavior Pierre Deviche 31. Brooding Yupaporn Chaiseha and Mohamed E. El Halawani 32. The Physiology of the Avian Embryo Casey A. Mueller, Warren W. Burggren, and Hiroshi Tazawa 33. Stress in Birds Julio Blas 34. Circadian Rhythms Vincent M. Cassone and Vinod Kumar 35. Circannual Cycles and Photoperiodism Vincent M. Cassone and Takashi Yoshimura 36. Annual Schedules Thomas P. Hahn, Kathleen Brazeal, Elizabeth M. Schultz, Helen E. Chmura, Jamie M. Cornelius, Heather E. Watts, and Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton 37. Regulation of Body Temperature - Strategies and Mechanisms Shlomo Yahav 38. Avian Molting Alistair Dawson 39. Flight Charles Michael Bishop and Patrick Butler 40. Physiological Challenges of Migration Eldon Braun 41. Actions of Toxicants and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Birds Mary Ann Ottinger, Meredith Bohannon, Leah Carpenter, Tiffany Carro, Johanna Rochester, and Karen Dean