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South American Primates : Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: Paul A Garber; Alejandro Estrada; Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques; Eckhard W Heymann; Karen B Strier
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint : Springer, 2009.
Series: Developments in primatology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed. 2009View all editions and formats
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South America is home to perhaps the largest and most diversified radiation (some 200 species) of nonhuman primates on Earth. Given the conservation imperative associated with forest destruction and environmental change, and recent increases in the number of primate field studies, the editors of this volume have brought together a distinguished set of primatologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Garber; Alejandro Estrada; Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques; Eckhard W Heymann; Karen B Strier
ISBN: 1281875791 9781281875792 9786611875794 6611875794 0387787054 9780387787053
OCLC Number: 1126462517
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (581 pages)
Contents: Advancing the Study of South American Primates --
Taxonomy, Distribution, Evolution, and Historical Biogeography of South American Primates --
The Diversity of the New World Primates (Platyrrhini): An Annotated Taxonomy --
Paleogeography of the South Atlantic: a Route for Primates and Rodents into the New World? --
Platyrrhine Ecophylogenetics in Space and Time --
Recent Theoretical Advances in Primate Behavior and Ecology --
Demographic and Morphological Perspectives on Life History Evolution and Conservation of New World Monkeys --
Long-Term Field Studies of South American Primates --
Sexual Selection, Female Choice and Mating Systems --
The Reproductive Ecology of South American Primates: Ecological Adaptations in Ovulation and Conception --
Genetic Approaches to the Study of Dispersal and Kinship in New World Primates --
Predation Risk and Antipredator Strategies --
Mechanical and Nutritional Properties of Food as Factors in Platyrrhine Dietary Adaptations --
Neutral and Niche Perspectives and the Role of Primates as Seed Dispersers: A Case Study from Rio Paratari, Brazil --
The Use of Vocal Communication in Keeping the Spatial Cohesion of Groups: Intentionality and Specific Functions --
Primate Cognition: Integrating Social and Ecological Information in Decision-Making --
Conservation and Management of South American Primates --
Impacts of Subsistence Game Hunting on Amazonian Primates --
Primate Densities in the Atlantic Forest of~Southeast Brazil: The Role of Habitat Quality and Anthropogenic Disturbance --
Ecological and Anthropogenic Influences on Patterns of Parasitism in Free-Ranging Primates: A Meta-analysis of the Genus Alouatta --
Primate Conservation in South America: The~Human and Ecological Dimensions of the Problem --
Concluding Chapter --
Comparative Perspectives in the Study of South American Primates: Research Priorities and Conservation Imperatives.
Series Title: Developments in primatology
Responsibility: edited by Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada, Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques, Eckhard W. Heymann, Karen B. Strier.

Abstract:

South America is home to perhaps the largest and most diversified radiation (some 200 species) of nonhuman primates on Earth. Given the conservation imperative associated with forest destruction and environmental change, and recent increases in the number of primate field studies, the editors of this volume have brought together a distinguished set of primatologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation scientists to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to develop models to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Chapters in the volume focus on issues of taxonomy, biogeography and evolution, reproduction and fertility, mating systems, demography and life history traits, genetics and kinship, cognition, feeding adaptations, predation, rainforest ecology, the affects of forest fragmentation on ecosystem health and disease, the impact of human hunting on mammalian communities, and competing pressures for land use between the local human population and the remaining primate population.

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