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Stress, reproduction, and adrenocortical modulation in amphibians and reptiles
While the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) response to stress appears to be conserved in vertebrates, the manner in which it is activated and its actions vary. We examine two trends in theExpand
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Life history and the ecology of stress: how do glucocorticoid hormones influence life‐history variation in animals?
Summary 1. Glucocorticoids hormones (GCs) are intuitively important for mediation of age-dependent vertebrate life-history transitions through their effects on ontogeny alongside underpinningExpand
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Limited effect of anthropogenic habitat fragmentation on molecular diversity in a rain forest skink, Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae
To examine the effects of recent habitat fragmentation, we assayed genetic diversity in a rain forest endemic lizard, the prickly forest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae), from seven forestExpand
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Fuel use and corticosterone dynamics in hatchling green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) during natal dispersal
During their natal dispersal hatchling sea turtles depart their nest, beach and inshore areas quickly to move into offshore developmental habitat using their finite energy stores. Patterns of fuelExpand
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Cross-cultural consensus for waist–hip ratio and women's attractiveness
In women of reproductive age, a gynoid body fat distribution as measured by the size of waist–hip ratio (WHR) is a reliable indicator of their sex hormone profile, greater success in pregnancy andExpand
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Interplay between plasma hormone profiles, sex and body condition in immature hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) subjected to a capture stress protocol.
We investigated plasma hormone profiles of corticosterone and testosterone in immature hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in response to a capture stress protocol. Further, we examinedExpand
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Maximum body size among insular Komodo dragon populations covaries with large prey density
This study documents variation in maximum body size of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) among the four extant island populations in Komodo National Park and compares an indirect measure of deerExpand
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Reproduction in shark–attacked sea turtles is supported by stress–reduction mechanisms
Vertebrates exhibit varied behavioural and physiological tactics to promote reproductive success. We examined mechanisms that could enable female loggerhead turtles to undertake nesting activitiesExpand
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Demographic and Phenotypic Effects of Human Mediated Trophic Subsidy on a Large Australian Lizard (Varanus varius): Meal Ticket or Last Supper?
Humans are increasingly subsidizing and altering natural food webs via changes to nutrient cycling and productivity. Where human trophic subsidies are concentrated and persistent within naturalExpand
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Evidence for a hormonal tactic maximizing green turtle reproduction in response to a pervasive ecological stressor.
Mortality of breeding sea turtles due to excessive heat exposure after nesting activities is an unusual feature of the Raine Island green turtle rookery. Breeding turtles that fail to return to theExpand
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