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Primate Responses to Environmental Change

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Edited By: HO Box

455 pages, 94 b/w photos, line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #7144 | ISBN: 0412299402
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The ability of different primate species to adapt to environmental change varies greatly, which is reflected in their life strategies, and influences their social and reproductive fitness. This is of increasing interest to scientists, in view of the threat to primates in the wild and their treatment in captivity. This text highlights the problems and suggests possible improvements.


Part 1 General perspectives: species differences in tolerance to environmental change; adaptations to environmental change - an evolutionary perspective; responsiveness to change - interrelationship among parameters; the social control of fertility; individual differences. part 2 Environmental change in nature: forest disturbance and Amazonian primates; provisioning of barbary macaques in Gibraltar; non-human primates as pests; rehabilitation of captive chimpanzees; responses of wild chimpanzees and gorillas to the arrival of primatologists - behaviour observed during habituation; primate conservation and wildlife management. part 3 Environmental change in capacity: stimulation of natural patterns of behavioural studies with golden lio tamarinsand gorillas; environmental challenges in groups of capuchins; environmental enrichment for single housed common marmosets; responses to novel social stimuli in callitrichid monkeys - a comparative perspective; reproductive consequences of changing social status in female common marmosets; behavioural and physiological indices of social relationships - comparative studies of new world monkeys; stress and distress in response to change; criteria for provision of captive environments.

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