Older parents are less responsive to a stressor in a long-lived seabird: a mechanism for increased reproductive performance with age?

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In many taxa, reproductive performance increases throughout the lifespan and this may occur in part because older adults invest more in reproduction. The mechanisms that facilitate an increase in reproductive performance with age, however, are poorly understood. In response to stressors, vertebrates release glucocorticoids, which enhance survival but… (More)

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