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Primate Reproductive Aging: Cross-Taxon Perspectives

Series: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology Volume: 36

Edited By: S Atsalis, SW Margulis, PR Hof, PR Hof and CV Mobbs

200 pages, Tabs, figs

S Karger

Hardback | Jun 2008 | #176781 | ISBN-13: 9783805585224
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NHBS Price: £172.00 $227/€196 approx

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Due to the unusually long post-reproductive lifespan characteristic of human females, primate reproductive aging receives a great deal of attention. Promoting and supporting discussion on comparative analysis of aging among diverse primate species, including humans, this publication highlights current research on female primate reproductive aging from both institutional-based as well as field studies. The contributions highlight the complex interaction between somatic and reproductive senescence. The latter is broadly manifested along a cross-taxonomic evolutionary continuum, with humans at one end of the spectrum exhibiting the lengthiest post-reproductive lifespan.

Primatologists, anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, animal behaviorists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists, and all scholars interested in aging and reproduction will find this book a valuable source of information. Considering the increasing number of geriatric primates held in captivity, it will also be helpful to animal care professionals, as it calls attention to the special care that primates may require in order to monitor, maintain and improve their health as they age.


Introduction: Atsalis, S.; Margulis, S.W.; Hof, P.R.; Menopause and Reproductive Senescence in Comparative Context: Erwin, J.M.; Hof, P.R.; Aging in Wild Female Lemurs: Sustained Fertility with Increased Infant Mortality: Wright, P.; King, S.J.; Baden, A.; Jernvall, J.; Reproduction and Aging in Marmosets and Tamarins: Tardif, S.D.; Araujo, A.; Arruda, M.F.; French, J.A.; Sousa, M.B.C.; Yamamoto, M.E.; Aging Cebidae: Williams, L.; Heterogeneity of Reproductive Aging in Free-Ranging Female Rhesus Macaques: Johnson, R.L.; Kapsalis, E.; Reproductive and Behavioral Characteristics of Aging in Female Asian Colobines: Borries, C.; Koenig, A.; Reproductive Aging in Female Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Videan, E.N.; Fritz, J.; Heward, C.B.; Murphy, J.; Perimenopause and Menopause: Documenting Life Changes in Aging Female Gorillas: Atsalis, S.; Margulis, S.W.; Reproductive Life History Traits of Female Orangutans (Pongo spp.): Shumaker, R.W.; Wich S.A.; Perkins, L.; Origins and Health Consequences of Stress-Induced Ovarian Dysfunction: Kaplan, J.R.; Primate Reproductive Aging: From Lemurs to Humans: Atsalis, S.; Margulis, S.W.; Author Index; Subject Index.

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