Now showing items 1-1 of 1

    • The stress hormone corticosterone in a marine top predator reflects short-term changes in food availability 

      Barrett, Robert T.; Erikstad, Kjell E.; Sandvik, Hanno; Myksvoll, Mari Skuggedal; Jenni-Eiermann, Susi; Kristensen, Ditte Lyngbo; Moum, Truls; Reiertsen, Tone; Vikebø, Frode Bendiksen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      In many seabird studies, single annual proxies of prey abundance have been used to explain variability in breeding performance, but much more important is probably the timing of prey availability relative to the breeding season when energy demand is at a maximum. Until now, intraseasonal variation in prey availability has been difficult to quantify in seabirds. Using a state-of-the-art ocean ...