Four‐legged foes: dogs disturb nesting plovers more than people do on tourist beaches

  title={Four‐legged foes: dogs disturb nesting plovers more than people do on tourist beaches},
  author={Miguel {\'A}ngel G{\'o}mez-Serrano},
Parental Investment Under Predation Threat in Incubating Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima): A Hormonal Perspective
Female body condition and hatching success were positively correlated with predation risk on females, and baseline prolactin concentrations were positive correlated with duckling body condition, a proxy of maternal quality, which supports the idea of reduced reproductive investment under increased threat.


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