CIE Spotlight: Stress and sexual traits: why are there no clear relationships? A comment on Moore et al.

Kate B., Mylene M. and Ondi C.
Kate B., Mylene M. and Ondi C.

Title: Stress and sexual traits: why are there no clear relationships? A comment on Moore et al.

Authors: Buchanan, Katherine L.; Mariette, Mylene M.; Crino, Ondi L.

Source: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 27 (2):374-374, MAR-APR 2016

Brief summary of the paper: The last 20 years have seen considerable interest in the physiological links between sexual signaling and the maintenance of essential homeostasis (Folstad and Karter 1992; von Schantz et al. 1999; Buchanan 2000; Roberts et al. 2004; Garratt and Brooks 2012). Broadly speaking, however, Moore et al. (2015) find little evidence for any such links. We suggest that this is perhaps not at all surprising, for reasons outlined in our comment.