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New perspectives in the study of Mesoamerican primates : distribution, ecology, behavior, and conservation

Author: Alejandro Estrada
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2006.
Series: Developments in primatology.
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Presents a comprehensive overview of advances in primate field research, ecology, and conservation biology in Mesoamerica. This work identifies geographical regions and species for which we continue to lack sufficient information, develops action plans for future research, and examines areas for immediate conservation action.
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New perspectives in the study of Mesoamerican primates.
New York : Springer, ©2006
(DLC) 2005925190
(OCoLC)62383752
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro Estrada
ISBN: 9780387258720 0387258728 038725854X 9780387258546 1280613572 9781280613579 9786610613571 6610613575
OCLC Number: 209908570
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 600 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Overview of the Mesoamerican primate fauna, primate studies, and conservation concerns / Alejandro Estrada [and others] --
Taxonomy and distributions of Mesoamerican primates / Anthony B. Rylands [and others] --
The biogeographic history of Mesoamerican primates / Susan M. Ford --
Demographic features of Alouatta pigra populations in extensive and fragmented forests / Sarie Van Belle and Alejandro Estrada --
Population structure of black howlers (Alouatta pigra) in southern Belize and responses to Hurricane Iris / Mary S.M. Pavelka and Colin A. Chapman --
The effects of forest fragment age, isolation, size, habitat type, and water availability on monkey density in a tropical dry forest / Holly Noelle DeGama-Blanchet and Linda Marie Fedigan --
Forest fragmentation and its effects on the feeding ecology of black howlers (Alouatta pigra) from the Calakmul area in Mexico / Andrómeda Rivera and Sophie Calmé --
Intestinal parasitic infections in Alouatta pigra in tropical rainforest in Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico : implications for behavioral ecology and conservation / Kathryn E. Stoner and Ana González Di Pierro --
Average body weight for mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata) : an assessment of average values and variability / Kenneth E. Glander --
An exploratory analysis of developmental plasticity in Costa Rican mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata palliata) / Clara B. Jones --
Travel patterns and spatial mapping in Nicaraguan mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) / Paul A. Garber and Petra E. Jelinek --
Use of landmark cues to locate feeding sites in wild capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) : an experimental field study / Paul A. Garber and Ellen Brown --
Leap, bridge, or ride? Ontogenetic influences on positional behavior in Cebus and Alouatta / Michelle F. Bezanson --
Food choice by juvenile capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in a tropical dry forest / Katherine C. MacKinnon --
Why be alpha male? Dominance and reproductive success in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) / Katharine M. Jack and Linda M. Fedigan --
Post-conceptive mating in white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus : hormonal and sociosexual patterns of cycling, noncycling, and pregnant females / Sarah D. Carnegie, Linda M. Fedigan and Toni E. Ziegler --
Growth of a reintroduced spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) population on Barro Colorado Island, Panama / Katharine Milton and Mariah E. Hopkins --
Primates in agroecosystems : conservation value of some agricultural practices in Mesoamerican landscapes / Alejandro Estrada [and others] --
Primate populations in the protected forests of Maya archaeological sites in southern Mexico and Guatemala / Alejandro Estrada [and others] --
Mapping primate populations in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico : a first assessment / Juan Carlos Serio-Silva, Víctor Rico-Gray and Gabriel Ramos-Fernández --
A metapopulation approach to conserving the howler monkey in a highly fragmented landscape in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico / Salvador Mandujano [and others] --
Quantifying fragmentation of black howler (Alouatta pigra) habitat after Hurricane Iris (2001), southern Belize / Shelley M. Alexander, Mary S.M. Pavelka and Nicola H. Bywater --
New perspectives in the study of Mesoamerican primates : concluding comments and conservation priorities / Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada and Mary S.M. Pavelka.
Series Title: Developments in primatology.
Responsibility: edited by Alejandro Estrada [and others].
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