Social influences on circadian behavioural rhythms in vertebrates

Although photoperiodic cycles are known to be the most powerful entraining agent of circadian rhythms in homeotherms, social factors can also play a role in synchronizing activity rhythms. Here we review social influences on circadian behavioural rhythms in vertebrates, focusing on the types of possible effects and the types of stimuli eliciting these effects. Social […]

Lighting requirements of nocturnal primates in captivity: A chronobiological approach

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430080209.abs From the results of chronobiological studies in 11 Aotus lemurinus (trivirgatus) griseimembra, 3 Galago garnettii, 5 Galago senegalensis, and 6 Microcebus murinus, inferences can be made on the most suitable lighting conditions for nocturnal primates kept in captivity. In each species studied light controls the daily periodic course of activity in a dual […]