574 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
This comprehensive introductory text integrates 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. Each chapter is organized around the major research themes in the field, with Strier emphasising the interplay between theory, observations and conservation issues. Examples are drawn from the "classic" primate field studies as well as more recent studies on previously neglected species, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that exists across the primate order. Primate Behavioral Ecology also examines how anthropogenic activities are negatively impacting primate populations, including a thorough analysis of behavioral plasticity and its implications. This fully updated fifth edition incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in the field to provide an invaluable overview of the field of primate behavioral ecology and its applications to primate conservation.
1 Introduction To Primate Studies
2 Traits, Trends, And Taxonomy
3 Primates Past To Present
4 Evolution and Social Behavior
5 Evolution and Sex
6 Food, Foraging, and Females
7 Female Strategies
8 Male Strategies
9 Developmental Stages Through the Life Span
10 Communication and Cognition
11 Community Ecology
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Karen B. Strier has been Hilldale Professor of Anthropology and Affiliate Professor of Zoology at the 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.