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IUCN Conservation Status Does Not Predict Glucocorticoid Concentrations in Reptiles and Birds

IUCN Conservation Status Does Not Predict Glucocorticoid Concentrations in Reptiles and Birds

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MARTIN, Lynn B., Maren VITOUSEK, Jeremy W. DONALD, Travis FLOCK, Matthew J. FUXJAGER, Wolfgang GOYMANN, Michaela HAU, Jerry HUSAK, Michele A. JOHNSON, Bonnie KIRCHER, 2018. IUCN Conservation Status Does Not Predict Glucocorticoid Concentrations in Reptiles and Birds. In: Integrative & Comparative Biology. 58(4), pp. 800-813. ISSN 1540-7063. eISSN 1557-7023. Available under: doi: 10.1093/icb/icy102

@article{Martin2018-10-01Conse-44527, title={IUCN Conservation Status Does Not Predict Glucocorticoid Concentrations in Reptiles and Birds}, year={2018}, doi={10.1093/icb/icy102}, number={4}, volume={58}, issn={1540-7063}, journal={Integrative & Comparative Biology}, pages={800--813}, author={Martin, Lynn B. and Vitousek, Maren and Donald, Jeremy W. and Flock, Travis and Fuxjager, Matthew J. and Goymann, Wolfgang and Hau, Michaela and Husak, Jerry and Johnson, Michele A. and Kircher, Bonnie} }

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