This is the sixth volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. The volume synthesizes in nineteen chapters our current understanding of diverse topics in crustacean reproductive biology. In the first part of this book, the chapters address allocation strategies to reproduction, gamete production, brooding behavior, and other components of parental care in crustaceans. The second part of the volume centers on sexual systems in crustaceans. The third section of the volume covers crustacean mating systems and sexual selection. Reproductive Biology ends with three chapters covering diverse topics including reproductive rhythms, crustacean personality research, and record breaking crustaceans with respect to reproductive characters.
Chapter 1. Allocation of Reproductive Efforts Jared M. Goos and Punidan D. Jeyasingh Chapter 2. Oogenesis in Crustaceans - Ultrastructural Aspects and Selected Regulating Factors Mariusz K. Jaglarz and Szczepan M. Bilinski Chapter 3. Fertilization Success in Crustaceans from the Male Perspective: Sperm Ultrastructure and Sperm Economy Mika M. J. Tan, Christopher Tudge, Miguel A. Penna-Diaz, and Martin Thiel Chapter 4. Costs and Benefits of Brooding Among Decapod Crustaceans: The Challenges of Incubating in Aquatic Systems Miriam Fernandez, Antonio Brante, and Simone Baldanzi Chapter 5. The Caring Crustacean : An Overview of Crustacean Parental Care Alexandre V. Palaoro and Martin Thiel Chapter 6. An Overview of Sexual Systems Gunter Vogt Chapter 7. An Evolutionary Ecological Approach to Sex Allocation and Sex Determination in Crustaceans Kota Sawada and Sachi Yamaguchi Chapter 8. Hermaphroditism and Gonochorism Chiara Benvenuto and Stephen C. Weeks Chapter 9. Parthenogenesis David J. Innes and France Dufresne Chapter 10. Overview of the Mating Systems of Crustacea Alexandre V. Palaoro and Jan Beermann Chapter 11. Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict in Crustaceans Rickey D. Cothran Chapter 12. Multiple Matings and Sperm Competition Carola Becker and Raymond T. Bauer Chapter 13. Detecting Cryptic Female Choice in Decapod Crustaceans Colin McLay and Stefan Dennenmoser Chapter 14. Environmental Influences on Crustacean Sex Determination and Reproduction: Environmental Sex Determination, Parasitism and Pollution Alison M. Dunn, Thierry Rigaud, and Alex T. Ford Chapter 15. Alternative Reproductive Tactics Shawn Garner and Bryan Neff Chapter 16. Cryptic Diversity and Sexual Selection Matthias Galipaud, Loic Bollache, and Clement Lagrue Chapter 17. Rhythms and Reproduction Stefan Dennenmoser, John H. Christy, and Martin Thiel Chapter 18. Animal Personality and Investment in Reproduction: Hermit Crabs and Other Crustaceans as Model Organisms Mark Briffa Chapter 19. Crustacean Reproductive Records Gunter Vogt, Rickey D. Cothran, Mika Tan, and Martin Thiel Index
Rickey Cothran is Professor of Biological Sciences at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Martin Thiel is Professor of Marine Biology at Universidad Catolica del Norte (UCN) in Coquimbo, Chile.