Internalization of seasonal time

  title={Internalization of seasonal time},
  author={B. Prendergast},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • B. Prendergast
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Orientation of physiology and behavior in time is a major adaptation common to many organisms and represents a significant challenge. In the face of predictable seasonal changes in climatic factors, and as a result of natural selection, many mammals now restrict their reproductive efforts to the fraction of the year when conditions of temperature, food, and water are most favorable for successful weaning of offspring. Changes in day length figure prominently in the synchronization of mammalian… CONTINUE READING
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