Reproductive Technologies and Biobanking for the Conservation of Amphibians
Hardback | Oct 2022 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486313334 | 248pp | 270x210mm | RFB | AUD$180.00, NZD$205.00
The first comprehensive sourcebook for the application of reproductive technologies and biobanking as tools for amphibian conservation, exploring an extensive range of topics that will act as a platform for the continued advancement of reproductive technologies as tools for amphibian conservation.
How to decelerate loss of global biodiversity is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. Reproductive technologies have enormous potential to assist the recovery of species by enhancing reproductive output, facilitating genetic management, and supporting reintroduction of threatened species. Of particular value are cryopreservation technologies coupled with the establishment of global gene banks to conserve, in perpetuity, the remaining extant genetic diversity of threatened amphibians.
Reproductive Technologies and Biobanking for the Conservation of Amphibians brings together leading experts in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of current best practices, summarise technological advancements, and present a framework for facilitating the integration of reproductive technologies and biobanking into conservation breeding programs for threatened amphibians. It is an invaluable reference for the next generation of conservation practitioners: captive breeding facilities, researchers, and policy-makers involved with biodiversity conservation.