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Sources of Variation in Fecal Cortisol Levels in Howler Monkeys in Belize

Behie, Alison; PavelKa, Mary; Chapman, Colin


High cortisol levels are known to cause low fecundity and increased mortality; thus, the prospect of using cortisol as a measure of population health is an exciting one. However, because so many factors can interact to influence cortisol release, it can be difficult to interpret what exactly is creating changes to cortisol levels. This study investigates variation in fecal cortisol levels in a population of black howlers (Alouatta pigra) from 350 fecal samples collected from 33 individuals in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Primatology
DOI: 10.1002/ajp.20813


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