Reproduction and modulation of the stress response: an experimental test in the house sparrow.

@article{Lendvai2007ReproductionAM,
  title={Reproduction and modulation of the stress response: an experimental test in the house sparrow.},
  author={Ad{\'a}m Zolt{\'a}n Lendvai and Mathieu Giraudeau and Olivier Chastel},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={274 1608},
  pages={391-7}
}
The stress response is highly variable among individuals, but the causes of this variation remain largely unknown. In response to stressors, vertebrates secrete elevated levels of glucocorticoids which enhance survival, but concurrently interfere with reproduction. We tested the hypothesis that individuals flexibly modulate their stress response with respect to the reproductive value of their brood in free-living house sparrows (Passer domesticus). We experimentally increased or decreased… CONTINUE READING

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