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Primates of Western Uganda

Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Edited By: NE Newton-Fisher, H Notman, V Reynolds and JD Paterson

805 pages, 86 illus


Hardback | Dec 2006 | #158949 | ISBN: 0387323422
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Covers aspects of ecology, behavior, genetics, taxonomy, 'cultural' patterns, hunting by non-human primates, physiology, dietary chemistry, and ecotourism, in several major clades of primates from galagos and pottos, through cercopithecoids, to hominoids.

Aus den Rezensionen: "West-Uganda hat in der primatologischen Forschung eine-Iange Tradition aufzuweisen, beginnend mit den ersten Begegnungen des Hauptmanns Robert von Beringe mit den Berggorillas, den Veroffentlichungen des Uganda Virus Institute und einer kontinuierlichen Forschung seit 1970 in den Waldern des westlichen Uganda. In diesem Band sind ausschliesslich unpublizierte, neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse uber die Primaten dieser Region zusammengefasst. ! Das Buch ! gibt ! eine gute Aubersicht zur aktuellen primatologischen Forschung in Uganda und stellt die Diversitat der Primaten West-Ugandas vor." (R. GERSTMEIER, in: Entomofauna, 2007, Vol. 28, Issue 10. S. 122 f.)


Taxonomy and biogeography of the primates of western Uganda.- Factors influencing variation in the population densities of Colobus guereza.- How does the golden monkey of the Virungas cope in a fruit scarce environment.- diet of olive baboons in Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.- Aspects of diet, foraging, and seed predation in Ugandan forest baboons.- The interaction of hormones with ecological factors in male Budongo forest.- The role of diet in self medication among chimpanzees in the Sonso and kanyawara communities.- Geophagy in chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest Reserve.- Nutritional aspects of the diet of wild gorillas: how do Bwindi gorillas compare.- the parasites of the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park.- Preliminary GIS analysis of range use by sympatric mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.- Comparison of sex differences in gregariousness in fision-fusion species: reducing bias by standardizing for party size.- Urinary estrone conjugates and reproductive paprameters in Kibale and Budongo chimpanzees.- Frequent copulations by females and high promiscuity in chimpanzees in the Kalinzu forest.- The effects of injury on the locomotion of free living chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve.- The effect of snare injuries on the fig feeding behavior of the chimpanzees of the Budongo forest.- Deciphering junglespeak: An update on chimpanzee vocalizations and their relationship to language.- Instrumental leaf use by chimpanzees of the Budongo forest.- A survey of prosimians in the National parks and Forest Reserves of Uganda.- The diets, preferences and overlap of the primate community in the Budongo Forest.- Behaviorial patterns of colobus in logged and unlogged forests: the conservation value of harvested forests.- threats to and protection of the chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest Reserve.- The behaviorial ecology of habituated mountain gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable national park.- Local ecological perceptions of chimpanzees and forest resources: a case study near Budongo forest.

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The editors of this volume are all experienced primatologists. Vernon Reynolds studied chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, Uganda, in 1962, and wrote his first book about that experience. He subsequently returned to found the Budongo Forest Project in 1990. This highly successful project continues today. Recently Prof Reynolds published a definitive volume about the Budongo Forest chimpanzees: The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest, published by Oxford University Press in 2005. James Paterson had a long career as a primatologist at the University of Calgary, and specialized in the study of baboons and other monkeys. Hugh Notman studied the Sonso chimpanzees in 1996, and then again in 1999 and 2000 when he collected data on pant-hoot vocalizations for his doctoral research. Nicholas Newton-Fisher began studying chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest in 1994, his doctoral research on the relationships of adult male chimpanzees - a rather neglected area at that time. He was the first to study the chimpanzees of the Sonso region of the Budongo forest, having first to habituate them to behavioural observation at close quarters, and to being trailed through the forest. His studies of this chimpanzee society has continued to the present day and forms the foundation and framework for research conducted by others on these chimpanzees. He has published numerous articles on the behaviour and ecology of these chimpanzees, and, in collaboration with others including Vernon Reynolds, his research has provided a deep understanding of this unique community. His current interest is in the use of aggression by male chimpanzees to coerce females' mating behaviour, and the strategies used by females to counter such aggression. He has discovered vigorous retaliation by females against male aggression, including females forming coalitions to respond to males, a behaviour otherwise unreported in wild chimpanzees.

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