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About this book
About this book
An international group of experts compares the composition, behaviour and ecology of primate communities in Africa, Asia, Madagascar and South America. They examine the factors underlying the similarities and differences between these communities, including their phylogenetic history, climate, rainfall, soil type, climate, rainfall, soil type, forest composition, competition with other vertebrates and human activities.
1. African primate communities: determinants of structure and threats to survival Colin A. Chapman, Annie Gautier-Hion, John F. Oates and Daphne Onderdonk; 2. Biomass and use of resources in South and South-East Asian primate communities A. K. Gupta and David J. Chivers; 3. Species coexistence, distribution and environmental determinants of neotropical primate richness: a community-level zoogeographic analysis Carlos A. Peres and Charles H. Janson; 4. Primate communities: Madagascar Jorg U. Ganzhorn, Patricia C. Wright and Jonah Ratsimbazafy; 5. Primate diversity John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed; 6. Phylogenetic and temporal perspectives on primate ecology John G. Fleagle and Kaye E. Reed; 7. Population density of primates in communities: differences in community structure Kaye E. Reed; 8. Body mass, competition and the structure of primate communities Jorg U. Ganzhorn; 9. Convergence and divergence in primate social systems Peter M. Kappeler; 10. Of mice and monkeys: primates as predictors of mammal community richness Louise H. Emmons; 11. Comparing communities John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed; 12. Large-scale patterns of species richness and species range size in anthropoid primates Harriet A. C. Eeley and Michael J. Lawes; 13. The recent evolutionary past of primate communities: likely environmental impacts during the past three millennia Caroline Tutin and Lee White; 14. Resources and primate community structure Charles H. Janson and Colin Chapman; 15. Effects of subsistence hunting and forest types on the structure of Amazonian primate communities Carlos A. Peres; 16. Spatial and temporal scales in primate community structure John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed; 17. Promate communities in Africa: the consequences of long-term evolution or the artifact of recent hunting Thomas T. Struhsaker; 18. The future of primate communities: a reflection of the present Patricia C. Wright and Jukka Jernvall; 19. Summary and prospects John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed.
329 pages, B/w photos, 105 figs, 48 tabs
'This timely and exciting volume provides an enormous amount of information on primates and the habitats in which they are found around the world. The collection is ideal for advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses in primate conservation, ecology and/or behaviour. I have no doubt that it will shape the scope and scale(s) at which students and scholars of primate biology will be addressing their research questions for years to come.' Joanna E. Lambert, Animal Behaviour