New Study On Great Bustard Physiological Response To Winter Weather

We have collaborated on a study published in the scientific journal General and Comparative Endocrinology, examining the hormonal response of the eastern subspecies of Great Bustard to severe winter weather. We find that prolonged exposure to snowy conditions is a stressor, potentially causing depressed immune function. The paper makes recommendations for conservation managers to reduce the impact severe weather – which may worsen with climate change – has on these endangered birds.

May 2018

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