Primate Behavioral Ecology

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Routledge, Jul 22, 2015 - Social Science - 432 pages
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Primate Behavioral Ecology, described as “an engaging, cutting-edge exposition,” incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to primate conservation.

This unique, comprehensive, single-authored text integrates the basics of evolutionary, ecological, and demographic perspectives with contemporary noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to understand how different primates behave and the significance of these insights for primate conservation. Examples are drawn from the “classic” primate field studies and more recent studies on previously neglected species from across the primate order, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that we now know exists and the gaps in our knowledge that future studies will fill.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Primate Studies
1
Chapter 2 Traits Trends and Taxonomy
30
Chapter 3 Primates Past to Present
59
Chapter 4 Evolution and Social Behavior
80
Chapter 5 Evolution and Sex
113
Chapter 6 Food Foraging and Females
145
Chapter 7 Female Strategies
168
Chapter 8 Male Strategies
196
Chapter 10 Communication and Cognition
243
Chapter 11 Community Ecology
269
Chapter 12 Conservation
287
Primate Names
305
Bibliography
319
Glossary
377
Name Index
385
Subject Index
390

Chapter 9 Developmental Stages Through the Life Span
219

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About the author (2015)

Karen B. Strier (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986) has been Hilldale Professor of Anthropology and Affiliate Professor of Zoology At University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1989. Her main research interests are to understand the behavioral ecology of primates from a comparative perspective, and to contribute to conservation efforts on their behalf. She has been studying the Northern Muriqui in Brazil's Atlantic forest since 1982. She is also the author of Faces in the Forest: the Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil.

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