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South American Primates : comparative perspectives in the study of behavior, ecology, and conservation

Publisher: New York : Springer, cop. 2009.
Series: Developments in primatology (Print)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates.

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780387787046 0387787046
OCLC Number: 495392094
Description: 1 vol. (564 p.-[5] p. de pl.) : ill. en noir et en coul., cartes. ; 25 cm + 1 p. d'erratum.
Contents: INTRODUCTIONAdvancing the study of South American primates. Paul A. Garber and Alejandro EstradaTAXONOMY, DISTRIBUTION, EVOLUTION, AND HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATESThe diversity of the New World primates (Platyrrhini): An Annotated Taxonomy. Anthony B. Rylands and Russell A. MittermeierPaleogeography of the South Atlantic: a route for primates and rodents into the New World? Felipe Bandoni de Oliveira , Eder Cassola Molina and Gabriel MarroigPlatyrrhine ecophylogenetics in space and time. Alfred L. Rosenberger, Marcelo. Tejedor, Siobhan B. Cooke, and Stephen Pekar RECENT THEORETICAL ADVANCES IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGYDemographic and morphological perspectives on life history evolution and conservation of New World monkeys. Gregory E. Blomquist, M. Martin Kowalewski, and Steven R. LeighLong-term field studies of South American primates. Karen B. Strier and Sergio L. Mendes Sexual selection, female choice and mating systems. Patricia Izar, Anita Stone, Sarah Carnegie and Erica S. NakaiThe reproductive ecology of South American primates: ecological adaptations in ovulation and conception. Toni E. Ziegler, Karen B. Strier and Sarie Van BelleGenetic approaches to the study of dispersal and kinship in New World primates. Anthony Di FiorePredation risk and antipredator strategies Stephen F. FerrariMechanical and nutritional properties of food as factors in platyrrhine dietary adaptations. Marilyn A. Norconk, Barth W. Wright, Nancy L. Conklin-Brittain, Christopher J. VinyardNeutraland niche perspectives and the role of primates as seed dispersers: a case study from Rio Paratari, Brazil Kevina Vulinec and Joanna E. Lambert The use of vocal communication in the spatial cohesion of groups: intentionality and specific functions. Rogerio Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha and Richard W. Byrne Primate cognition: integrating social and ecological Iinformation in decision-making. Paul A. Garber, Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques and Maria Aparecida de O. Azevedo-Lopes CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATESImpacts of subsistence game hunting on Neotropical primates. Benoit de Thoisy, Cecile Richard-Hansen, and Carlos A. Peres.Primate densities in the Atlantic forest of southeast Brazil: the role of habitat quality and anthropogenic disturbance. Naiara Pinto, Jesse Lasky, Rafael Bueno, Timothy H. Keitt and Mauro Galetti .Ecological and anthropogenic influences on patterns of parasitism in free-ranging primates: a meta-analysis of the genus Alouatta. Martin Kowaleski and Tom Gilliespe Primate conservation in South America: the human and ecological dimensions of the problem. Alejandro Estrada CONCLUDING CHAPTER Comparative perspectives in the study of South American primates: research priorities and conservation imperatives. Alejandro Estrada and Paul A. Garber
Series Title: Developments in primatology (Print)
Responsibility: Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada, Júlio César Bicca-Marques ... [et al.], editors.

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