Endocrinology of year-round reproduction in a highly seasonal habitat: environmental variability in testosterone and glucocorticoids in baboon males.

@article{Gesquiere2011EndocrinologyOY,
  title={Endocrinology of year-round reproduction in a highly seasonal habitat: environmental variability in testosterone and glucocorticoids in baboon males.},
  author={Laurence R Gesquiere and Patrick Ogola Onyango and Susan C Alberts and Jeanne Altmann},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={144 2},
  pages={169-76}
}
In conditions characterized by energetic constraints, such as in periods of low food availability, some trade-offs between reproduction and self-maintenance may be necessary; even year-round breeders may then be forced to exhibit some reproductive seasonality. Prior research has largely focused on female reproduction and physiology, and few studies have evaluated the impact of environmental factors on males. Here we assessed the effects of season and ambient temperatures on fecal glucocorticoid… CONTINUE READING