Validating faecal glucocorticoid metabolite analysis in the Virunga mountain gorilla using a natural biological stressor

@inproceedings{Eckardt2016ValidatingFG,
  title={Validating faecal glucocorticoid metabolite analysis in the Virunga mountain gorilla using a natural biological stressor},
  author={Winnie Eckardt and Tara S. Stoinski and Stacy Rosenbaum and M. R. Umuhoza and Rachel M. Santymire},
  booktitle={Conservation physiology},
  year={2016}
}
The continued degradation of primate habitat worldwide is forcing many primate populations into small protected forest islands surrounded by high-density human populations. One well-studied example is the critically endangered mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). Decades of monitoring and research on Rwanda's mountain gorillas offer a unique opportunity to use non-invasive endocrine analysis to address pressing questions about the conservation of this endangered population. The aims of… CONTINUE READING