The effect of ambient temperature on glucocorticoid level in the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

The effect of ambient temperature on glucocorticoid level in the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris... 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: 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 [13]. In small-sized mammals characterized signif icant effect of many abiotic factors on the level of by significant heat loss from the Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

The effect of ambient temperature on glucocorticoid level in the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

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