Socioecological correlates of energy balance using urinary C-peptide measurements in wild female mountain gorillas

@article{Grueter2014SocioecologicalCO,
  title={Socioecological correlates of energy balance using urinary C-peptide measurements in wild female mountain gorillas},
  author={Cyril C Grueter and Tobias Deschner and V Behringer and Katie A. Fawcett and Martha M. Robbins},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={127},
  pages={13-19}
}
Maintaining a balanced energy budget is important for survival and reproduction, but measuring energy balance in wild animals has been fraught with difficulties. Female mountain gorillas are interesting subjects to examine environmental correlates of energy balance because their diet is primarily herbaceous vegetation, their food supply shows little seasonal variation and is abundant, yet they live in cooler, high-altitude habitats that may bring about energetic challenges. Social and… CONTINUE READING

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