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Heavily Hunted Wolves Have Higher Stress and Reproductive Steroids Than Wolves With Lower Hunting Pressure

Human-caused harassment and mortality (e.g. hunting) affects many aspects of wildlife population dynamics and social structure. Little is known, however, about the social and physiological effects of hunting, which might provide valuable insights into the Mechanisms by which wildlife respond … read more

Environmental and Intrinsic Correlates of Stress in Free-Ranging Wolves

Background: When confronted with a stressor, animals react with several physiological and behavioral responses. Although sustained or repeated stress can result in severe deleterious physiological effects, the causes of stress in free-ranging animals are yet poorly documented. In our study, … read more

The Ecology of Stress: Predator-Induced Stress And the Ecology of Fear

Predator-induced stress has been used to exemplify the concept of stress for close to 100 years. Walter B. Cannon, one of the pioneers of the study of stress, used predatorinduced stress in wildlife in 1915 to exemplify the ‘fight or … read more

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