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Faecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations in the free-ranging bandicoots (Perameles nasuta and Isoodon obesulus) of northern Sydney

Dowle, Matthew; Webster, K; Deane, Elizabeth

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Knowledge of how animals cope with their environment is fundamental to the management of free-ranging populations. Urban animals face increased competition for resources, habitat fragmentation and predation. These pressures may impact an individual's welfare by releasing glucocorticoid hormones in the blood through a response from the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, resulting in altered energy storage and utilisation. This study aimed to determine the applicability of measuring faecal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72369
Source: Australian Mammalogy
DOI: 10.1071/AM11033

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