Differential mechanisms for regulation of the stress response across latitudinal gradients.

Abstract

We examined plasticity of the stress response among three populations of the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys). These populations breed at different elevations and latitudes and thus have breeding seasons that differ markedly in length. We hypothesize that in populations where birds raise only one or rarely two broods in a season, the fitness… (More)

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