Travel Time Predicts Fecal Glucocorticoid Levels in Free-Ranging Howlers (Alouatta palliata)

  title={Travel Time Predicts Fecal Glucocorticoid Levels in Free-Ranging Howlers (Alouatta palliata)},
  author={Jacob C Dunn and Jurgi Crist{\'o}bal-Azkarate and Bj{\"o}rn Schulte-Herbr{\"u}ggen and Roberto Chavira and Joaqu{\'i}m J. Ve{\`a}},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
Environmental stressors impact physiology in many animal species. Accordingly, the monitoring of fecal glucocorticoid metabolites (fGCM) has been increasingly used to evaluate the physiological costs of habitat disturbance on wild animal populations, providing a powerful tool for conservation and management. Several studies have suggested that primates in forest fragments have higher fGCM levels than those in continuous forests, yet the proximate causes of fGCM variation remain to be identified… CONTINUE READING
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