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Primates in Fragments: Complexity and Resilience

  • Addresses several key questions involving primates in fragments
  • Unlike the introductory nature of the first volume, we go deeper in this volume into topics like climate change, disease, and survivability
  • New to this volume are the Long-Term and Regional Studies and Endemic, Endangered, and Nocturnal sections

Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

By: Laura K Marsh(Editor), Colin A Chapman(Editor)

537 pages, 84 colour & 36 b/w photos and illustrations, 20 tables


Hardback | Sep 2013 | #208363 | ISBN-13: 9781461488385
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Complexity and Resilience is number two in a series for Primates in Fragments. In Primates in Fragments, ten years after the first, we continue to address issues regarding primates within a fractured landscape. There are seven sections based on specific categories of primates in fragments.

In the Introductory section, authors discuss the issues surrounding primates in remnant habitats as well as encourage discussion about what we mean by fragmentation on a landscape scale. In the Long-Term and Regional Studies section, authors present information on changes that have occurred during longer studies as well as changes that have occurred over regions. In the Landscape, Metapopulations and the Matrix section, authors cover topics from dry to moist forests, and from metapopulations to single species use of multiple fragments locations. In Feeding and Behavioral Ecology, authors take a closer look at the flexibility and responsiveness of primates in fragments in terms of their food choices, resource use, and behavioral changes.

In Endemic, Endangered, and Nocturnal Primates authors uncover details involving critical primates living in major city centers to the heights of the Himalayas. In Genetics, Disease and Parasites authors cover topics including population viability, disease and parasite transmission between primates in fragments and humans. Finally, in the Conservation and Ecology: Threats and Management section, we synthesize information in Primates in Fragments and make recommendations for the future of work in this field and the survivability of primates in fragments.


Section I: Introduction
1. Because Conservation Counts: Primates and Fragmentation
2. Assessing Habitat Fragmentation Effects for Primates: The Importance of Evaluating Questions at the Correct Scale

Section II: Long-term and Regional Studies
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude: Effects of Long-Term Forest Fragmentation on the Primate Community of Java, Indonesia
4. A Region-Wide Review of Mesoamerican Primates: Prioritizing for Conservation
5. Primates of the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project: A History
6. Lessons From Los Tuxtlas: 30 Years of Research Into Primates in Fragments
7. Going, Going, Gone: A 15-year History of the Decline of Primates in Forest Fragments Near National Park, Uganda

Section III: Landscape, Metapopulations, and the Matrix
8. Primate Populations in Fragmented Tropical Dry Forest Landscapes in Southwestern Nicaragua
9. Living on the Edge: Habitat Fragmentation at the Interface of the Semi-Arid Zone of the Brazilian Northeast
10. Do Patch Size and Dispersal Distance Influence the Distribution of Brown Howler Monkeys (Alouatta guariba clamitans) in a Fragmented Landscape in South Brazil?
11. Status Monitoring of Isolated Populations of Macaques and Other Non-Human Primates in Thailand
12. An Eight-Year Life History of a Primate Community in Fragments in Colombian Llanos
13. A Critically-Endangered Capuchin (Sapajus apella margaritae) Living in Mountain Forest Fragments on Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

Section IV: Feeding and Behavioral Ecology
14. “Specialist” Primates Can Be Flexible In Response To Habitat Alteration
15. Fragments and Food: Red-tailed Monkey Abundance in Privately Owned Forest Fragments of Central Uganda
16. Fragment-Adaptive Behavioral Strategies and Intersite Variation in the Ring-Tailed Lemurs of South-Central Madagascar
17. The Simplified Novel Diet of the Blond Capuchin in the Vanishing Pernambuco Endemism Centre
18. Effects of Habitat Alteration on Resting Behaviour of the Sahamalza Sportive Lemur in Northwest Madagascar

Section V: Endemic, Endangered, and Nocturnal Primates
19. Multi-Level and Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Understanding Endangered Primates in Complex Landscapes: Golden-headed Lion Tamarins in Southern Bahia, Brazil
20. A Critically-Endangered Capuchin Monkey (Sapajus xanthosternos) Living in a Highly-Fragmented Hotspot
21. Coping with Fragmented Forests: The Critically Endangered Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys (Rhinopithecus avunculus) in Vietnam
22. Fragmented Primates of Nepal
23. The Challenges of Survival in a Concrete Jungle: Conservation of the Pied Tamarin in the Urban Landscape of Manaus, Brazil
24. Where Are They? Quantification, Distribution, and Microhabitat Use of Fragments by the Red Slender Loris in Sri Lanka

Section VI: Genetics, Disease, and Parasites
25. Molecular Genetic Tools for Evaluating the Consequences of Habitat Fragmentation
26. Kinship and Dispersal Patterns in Alouatta caraya Inhabiting Continuous and Fragmented Habitats of Argentina
27. The Mona Monkeys of Grenada, São Tomé and Príncipe: Long-term Persistence of a Guenon in Permanent Fragments and Implications for the Survival of Forest Primates in Protected Areas
28. Landscape Attributes Affecting the Natural Hybridization of Mexican Howler Monkeys
29. Preliminary Evaluation of the Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Habitat Use and Genetic Diversity of Pygmy Marmosets in Ecuador
30. Interacting Roles of Diet, Cortisol Levels, and Parasites in Determining Population Density of Belizean Howler Monkeys in a Hurricane Damaged Forest Fragment

Section VII: Conservation and Ecology: Threats and Management
31. Fragmentation and Its Significance on Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) Conservation in the Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah (North Borneo)
32. Potential Distribution of Primates in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Under Current and Climate Change Scenarios
33. Conservation Challenges Facing Two Threatened Endemic Titi Monkeys in a Naturally Fragmented Bolivian Forest
34. Primates in Fragments Ten Years Later: Once and Future Goals

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