ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2017, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 294–297. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2017. Original Russian Text © E.A. Ivanov, V.V. Rozhnov, S.V. Naidenko, 2017, published in Ekologiya, 2017, No. 3, pp. 230–233. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS The Effect of Ambient Temperature on Glucocorticoid Level in the Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) a a, b, a E. A. Ivanov , V. V. Rozhnov *, and S. V. Naidenko Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 119071 Russia Tomsk State University, Tomsk, 634050 Russia *e-mail: email@example.com Received August 10, 2016 Keywords: Amur tiger, adaptation, temperature, glucocorticoids, animal well-being DOI: 10.1134/S1067413617030079 Glucocorticoid hormones are often used in field animals lose less heat from the body surface. When studies as a parameter of animal well-being to assess morphological adaptations are insufficient for tolerat- the effect of various anthropogenic and biotic factors ing low temperatures, additional mechanisms of ther- [1–6]. At the same time, such an assessment is often mogenesis are needed to maintain stable body tem- performed without taking into account a potentially perature . In small-sized mammals characterized signif icant effect of many abiotic factors on the level of by significant heat loss from the
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