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New directions in lemur studies

Author: Berthe Rakotosamimanana; International Primatological Society. Congress
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Contains selected presentations on lemurs made at the 17th IPS Congress in 1998. This volume includes chapters which highlight developments in lemur research, touching several important fields from  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Berthe Rakotosamimanana; International Primatological Society. Congress
ISBN: 0306461870 9780306461873
OCLC Number: 41892097
Notes: "Proceedings of the XVIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, held August 9-12, 1998, in Antananarivo, Madagascar"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Ancient DNA in subfossil lemurs; A.D. Yoder, et al. 2. Past and present distributions of lemurs in Madagascar; L.R. Godfrey, et al. 3. Skeletal morphology and the phylogeny of the lemuridae; G.F.N. Randria. 4. Support preference of two sympatric lemur species; L. Razafimanantsoa. 5. Field metabolic rate and the cost of ranging of the Red-tailed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus); S. Drack, et al. 6. Metabolic strategy and social behaviour in lemuridae; M.E. Pereira, et al. 7. Cathemeral activity of Red-fronted Brown Lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus) in the Kirindy Forest/CFPF; G. Donati, et al. 8. Social organisation of the Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleus medius) in Northwestern Madagascar; A.E. Mueller. 9. Demography and floating males in a population of Cheirogaleus medius; J. Fietz. 10. Influence of social organisation patterns on food intake of Lemur catta in the Berenty Reserve; H. Rasaminanana. 11. The importance of the Black Lemur (Eulemur macao) for seed dispersal in Lokobe Forest, Nosy Be; C.R. Birkinshaw. 12. Taste discrimination in lemurs and other primates, and the relationships to distribution of plant allelochemicals in different habitats of Madagascar; B. Simmen, et al. 13. Folivory in a Small-bodied Lemur; T. Mutschler. 14. Conservation of the Alaotran Gentle Lemur; A.T.C. Feistner. 15. Teaching primatology at the University of Mahajanga (NW Madagascar); U. Thalman, A. Zaramody. 16. Lemurs as flagships for conservation in Madagascar; J.C. Durbin. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Berthe Rakotosamimanana [and others].
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