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Former graduate student, Ben Dantzer, publishes paper in Science on effects of population density on red squirrel stress hormones and pup growth rates. [Media]


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Dantzer, B., A. E. M. Newman, R. Boonstra, R. Palme, S. Boutin, M. M. Humphries, and A. G. McAdam. in press. Density triggers maternal hormones that increase adaptive offspring growth in a wild mammal. Science. [article]


Fletcher, Q. E., Colin Selman, Stan Boutin, Andrew G. McAdam, Sarah B. Woods, Arnold Y. Seo, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh,  Rachel Sinclair, John R. Speakman, and Murray M. Humphries.  2013. Oxidative damage increases with reproductive energy expenditure and is reduced by food-supplementation. Evolution 67: 1527-1536. [article]


Fletcher, Q. E., Speakman, J. R., Boutin, S., McAdam, A. G., Woods, S. B. and Humphries, M. M. 2012. Seasonal stage differences overwhelm environmental and individual factors as determinants of energy expenditure in free-ranging red squirrels. Functional Ecology, 26: 677–687. [article]