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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
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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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