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Orangutans : geographic variation in behavioral ecology and conservation

Orangutans : geographic variation in behavioral ecology and conservation

Author: Serge A Wich; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford Biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Orangutan populations show extensive variation in behaviour and demography.The two main aims of this book are to carefully compare data from all orangutan research sites, examining the differences  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serge A Wich; et al
ISBN: 9780199213276 0199213275 9780199584154 019958415X
OCLC Number: 812766192
Description: XXXI, [1], 408 s. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface ; 1. Taxonomy, geographic variation and population genetics of Bornean and Sumatran orangutans ; 2. The functional significance of variation in jaw form in orangutans: The African apes as an ecogeographic model ; 3. Orangutan positional behavior: inter-specific variation and ecological correlates ; 4. A description of the orangutan's vocal and sound repertoire, with a focus on geographic variation ; 5. Orangutan life history variation ; 6. Orangutan distribution, density, abundance and impacts of disturbance ; 7. The effects of forest phenology and floristics on populations of Bornean and Sumatran orangutans: are Sumatran forests better orangutan habitat than Bornean forests? ; 8. Orangutan activity budgets and diet: A comparison between species, populations and habitats ; 9. Geographic variation in orangutan diets ; 10. Parasites and their impacts on orangutan health ; 11. The ecology of female reproduction in wild orangutans ; 12. Development of independence: Sumatran and Bornean orangutans compared ; 13. Ranging behavior of orangutan females and social organization ; 14. Geographical variation in orangutan long calls ; 15. Male-male relationships in orangutans ; 16. Orangutan mating behavior and strategies ; 17. Social organization and male-female relationships ; 18. Ecological sex differences in wild orangutans ; 19. Nest building in orangutans ; 20. Innovation and intelligence in orangutans ; 21. Orangutan cultures revisited ; 22. Orangutan population biology, life history, and conservation: Perspectives from PVA models ; 23. Orangutan rehabilitation and reintroduction: Successes, failures, and role in conservation ; 24. Geographic variation in orangutan behavior and biology: its functional interpretation and its mechanistic basis ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford Biology.
Responsibility: ed. by Serge A. Wich ... [et al.].


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