Associations between glucocorticoids and sociality across a continuum of vertebrate social behavior

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dc.contributor.author Raulo, Aura
dc.contributor.author Dantzer, Ben
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-26T12:55:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-26T12:55:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08
dc.identifier.citation Raulo , A & Dantzer , B 2018 , ' Associations between glucocorticoids and sociality across a continuum of vertebrate social behavior ' , Ecology and Evolution , vol. 8 , no. 15 , pp. 7697-7716 . https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4059
dc.identifier.other PURE: 115990029
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85050642652
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/244933
dc.description.abstract The causes and consequences of individual differences in animal behavior and stress physiology are increasingly studied in wild animals, yet the possibility that stress physiology underlies individual variation in social behavior has received less attention. In this review, we bring together these study areas and focus on understanding how the activity of the vertebrate neuroendocrine stress axis (HPA-axis) may underlie individual differences in social behavior in wild animals. We first describe a continuum of vertebrate social behaviors spanning from initial social tendencies (proactive behavior) to social behavior occurring in reproductive contexts (parental care, sexual pair-bonding) and lastly to social behavior occurring in nonreproductive contexts (nonsexual bonding, group-level cooperation). We then perform a qualitative review of existing literature to address the correlative and causal association between measures of HPA-axis activity (glucocorticoid levels or GCs) and each of these types of social behavior. As expected, elevated HPA-axis activity can inhibit social behavior associated with initial social tendencies (approaching conspecifics) and reproduction. However, elevated HPA-axis activity may also enhance more elaborate social behavior outside of reproductive contexts, such as alloparental care behavior. In addition, the effect of GCs on social behavior can depend upon the sociality of the stressor (cause of increase in GCs) and the severity of stress (extent of increase in GCs). Our review shows that the while the associations between stress responses and sociality are diverse, the role of HPA-axis activity behind social behavior may shift toward more facilitating and less inhibiting in more social species, providing insight into how stress physiology and social systems may co-evolve. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Ecology and Evolution
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dc.subject animal personality
dc.subject cooperation
dc.subject cooperative breeding
dc.subject glucocorticoids
dc.subject hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
dc.subject pair-bond
dc.subject parental care
dc.subject social behavior
dc.subject stress
dc.subject VOLES MICROTUS-OCHROGASTER
dc.subject WILD FEMALE BABOONS
dc.subject TITS PARUS-MAJOR
dc.subject POSTCONFLICT 3RD-PARTY AFFILIATION
dc.subject MARMOSETS CALLITHRIX-JACCHUS
dc.subject ALTERNATIVE MALE PHENOTYPES
dc.subject BASE-LINE GLUCOCORTICOIDS
dc.subject PAPIO-HAMADRYAS-URSINUS
dc.subject BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES
dc.subject PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title Associations between glucocorticoids and sociality across a continuum of vertebrate social behavior en
dc.type Review Article
dc.contributor.organization Biosciences
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4059
dc.relation.issn 2045-7758
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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