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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Primates

South American Primates Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Edited By: PA Garber, A Estrada, JC Bicca-Marques, EW Heymann and KB Strier
564 pages, 79 illustrations, 6 in colour
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
South American Primates
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About this book

South America is home to perhaps the largest and most diversified radiation (some 200 species) of nonhuman primates on Earth. Given the conservation imperative associated with forest destruction and environmental change, and recent increases in the number of primate field studies, the editors of this volume have brought together a distinguished set of primatologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation scientists to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to develop models to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation.

Chapters in the volume focus on issues of taxonomy, biogeography and evolution, reproduction and fertility, mating systems, demography and life history traits, genetics and kinship, cognition, feeding adaptations, predation, rainforest ecology, the affects of forest fragmentation on ecosystem health and disease, the impact of human hunting on mammalian communities, and competing pressures for land use between the local human population and the remaining primate population.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
TAXONOMY, DISTRIBUTION, EVOLUTION, AND HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES
RECENT THEORETICAL ADVANCES IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY
CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES
CONCLUDING CHAPTER Comparative perspectives in the study of South American primates: research priorities and conservation imperatives.

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Edited By: PA Garber, A Estrada, JC Bicca-Marques, EW Heymann and KB Strier
564 pages, 79 illustrations, 6 in colour
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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This is a really superb publication. It is surprising how few and far between compendia on New World monkeys are; this fills quite a gap, and the completeness of the coverage and the extremely high quality of the chapters make it a required addition to every primatologist's library - Professor Colin Groves, School of Archaeology & Anthropology, Australian National University

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