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Mountain gorillas : three decades of research at Karisoke

Author: Martha M Robbins; Pascale Sicotte; Kelly J Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mountain gorillas of Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda have been the subject of many conservation and behavioural studies. This volume, from scientists who have conducted research at the centre  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congress
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha M Robbins; Pascale Sicotte; Kelly J Stewart
ISBN: 0521780047 9780521780049
OCLC Number: 45393716
Notes: Papers presented at an international conference held in Leipzig, 1999.
Description: xiii, 431 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mountain gorillas of the Virungas: a short history / Kelly J. Stewart, Pascale Sicotte & Martha M. Robbins --
Variation in the social system of mountain gorillas: the male perspective / Martha M. Robbins --
Female mate choice in mountain gorillas / Pascale Sicotte --
Dispersal patterns, group structure, and reproductive parameters of eastern lowland gorillas at Kahuzi in the absence of infanticide / Juichi Yamagiwa & John Kahekwa --
Subspecific variation in gorilla behavior: the influence of ecological and social factors / Diane M. Doran & Alastair McNeilage --
Development of infant independence from the mother in wild mountain gorillas / Alison Fletcher --
Social relationships of immature gorillas and silverbacks / Kelly J. Stewart --
Social relationships of female mountain gorillas / David P. Watts --
Vocal relationships of wild mountain gorillas / Alexander H. Harcourt & Kelly J. Stewart --
Diet and habitat use of two mountain gorilla groups in contrasting habitats in the Virungas / Alastair McNeilage --
Clever hands: the food-processing skills of mountain gorillas / Richard W. Byrne --
Assessment of reproduction and stress through hormone analysis in gorillas / Nancy Czekala & Martha M. Robbins --
Clinical medicine, preventive health care and research on mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes region / Antoine B. Mudakikwa [and others] --
Conservation-oriented research in the Virunga region / Andrew J. Plumtpre & Elizabeth A. Williamson --
Status of the Virunga mountain gorilla population / H. Dieter Steklis & Netzin Gerald-Steklis --
Aferword: mountain gorillas at the turn of the century / Bill Weber & Amy Vedder.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Martha M. Robbins, Pascale Sicotte, Kelly J. Stewart.
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