Female hierarchy instability , male immigration and infanticide increase glucocorticoid levels in female chacma baboons

@inproceedings{Engh2006FemaleHI,
  title={Female hierarchy instability , male immigration and infanticide increase glucocorticoid levels in female chacma baboons},
  author={Anne L. Engh and Jacinta C Beehner and Thore J Bergman and Patricia L. Whitten and Rebekah R. Hoffmeier and Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L Cheney},
  year={2006}
}
Female baboons (Papio hamadryas spp.) must contend with myriad potential stressors on a daily basis. In a previous study on female chacma baboons, Papio hamadryas ursinus, living in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, increases in glucocorticoid (GC) concentrations were associated with female reproductive stage, male immigration and the threat of infanticide. Here, we extend this previous analysis to a larger data set with several additional potential stressors, including actual infanticide and… CONTINUE READING