Measuring stress in wildlife: techniques for quantifying glucocorticoids

@article{Sheriff2011MeasuringSI,
  title={Measuring stress in wildlife: techniques for quantifying glucocorticoids},
  author={Michael J Sheriff and Ben Dantzer and Brendan Delehanty and Rupert Palme and Rudy Boonstra},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={166},
  pages={869-887}
}
Stress responses play a key role in allowing animals to cope with change and challenge in the face of both environmental certainty and uncertainty. Measurement of glucocorticoid levels, key elements in the neuroendocrine stress axis, can give insight into an animal’s well-being and can aid understanding ecological and evolutionary processes as well as conservation and management issues. We give an overview of the four main biological samples that have been utilized [blood, saliva, excreta… CONTINUE READING
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We give an overview of the four main biological samples that have been utilized [ blood , saliva , excreta ( feces and urine ) , and integumentary structures ( hair and feathers ) ] , their advantages and disadvantages for use with wildlife , and some of the background and pitfalls that users must consider in interpreting their results .
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We give an overview of the four main biological samples that have been utilized [ blood , saliva , excreta ( feces and urine ) , and integumentary structures ( hair and feathers ) ] , their advantages and disadvantages for use with wildlife , and some of the background and pitfalls that users must consider in interpreting their results .
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