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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Primates

Spatial Analysis in Field Primatology Applying GIS at Varying Scales

By: Francine L Dolins(Editor), Christopher A Shaffer(Editor), Leila M Porter(Editor), Jena R Hickey(Editor), Nathan P Nibbelink(Editor)
445 pages, 95 colour and b/w illustrations, 42 tables
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From foraging patterns in a single tree to social interactions across a home range, how primates use space is a key question in the field of primate behavioural ecology. Drawing on the latest advances in spatial analysis tools, Spatial Analysis in Field Primatology offers practical guidance on applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to central questions in primatology. An initial methodological section discusses niche modelling, home range analysis and agent-based modelling, with a focus on remote data collection. Research-based chapters demonstrate how ecologists apply this technology to study intensity of range use and travel routes, as well as to population-level questions; how GIS can help to assess the impact of logging, mining and hunting as well as to inform primate conservation strategies. Offering best practice guidelines on cutting-edge technologies, this is an indispensable resource for any primatologist or student of animal behaviour.


Part I. GPS for primatologists: Introduction / Leila M. Porter
1. Why Place Matters, and its Use in Primate Behavioral and Ecological Research / Francine L. Dolins
2. Fundamentals of GPS AND GIS / Nathan P. Nibbelink and Joanna Hatt
3. 'Next-gen' Tracking in Primatology: Opportunities and Challenges / Margaret C. Crofoot
4. The Ethical Implications, and Practical Consequences, of Attaching Remote Telemetry Apparatus to Macaques / Amy Klegarth, Agustín Fuentes, Lisa Jones-Engel, Greg Marshall and Kyler Abernathy
5. Processing Geospatial Data in R: A Primer / Allison Howard and Roger Mundry
6. Estimating Travel Distance and Linearity of Primate Routes: Ideas on How to Clean and Smooth Track Data Collected With a Handheld GPS / Karline R. L. Janmaat, Simone D. Ban and Roger Mundry

Part II. GIS analysis in fine-scale space: Introduction / Christopher A. Shaffer
7. Home Range Analysis: Why the Methods Matter / Sarah A. Boyle
8. Quantifying Resource Dispersion in Free-Ranging Bearded Sakis in Guyana: What is a Patch? / Christopher A. Shaffer
9. Interpreting Small-Scale Patterns of Ranging by Primates: What Does it Mean, and Why Does it Matter? / Mitchell T. Irwin and Jean-Luc Raharison
10. Determining the Presence of Habitual Travel Route Networks in Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus morio) in Kutai National Park, Borneo / Adam O. Bebko
11. Finding Fruit in a Tropical Rainforest: a Comparison of the Foraging Patterns of Two Distinct Fruit-Eating Primates across Years / Leila M. Porter, Paul Garber, Christopher Boesch and Karline R. L. Janmaat
12. Random Walk Analyses in Primates / Amy L. Schreier and Matt Grove
13. The Use of Small-Scale Spatial Analysis to Evaluate Primate Behavior and Welfare in Captive Settings / Stephen R. Ross and Marisa A. Shender
14. The Promise of Spatially Explicit Agent-Based Models for Primatology Research / Anthony Di Fiore

Part III. GIS analysis in broad-scale space: Introduction / Francine L. Dolins
15. Modeling Niches and Mapping Distributions: Progress and Promise of Ecological Niche Models for Primate Research / Kenneth L. Chiou and Mary E. Blair
16. Does Reduced Habitat Quality or Increased Hunter Access Explain Defaunation of Fragmented Forests? Bonobos as a Case Study / Jena R. Hickey and Michael J. Conroy
17. Landscape Ecology of Deforestation Processes and Lemur Biogeography in Madagascar / Travis S. Steffens and Shawn M. Lehman
18. Quantitative Methods for Primate Biogeography and Macroecology / Jason M. Kamilar and Lydia Beaudrot
19. GIS and GPS Techniques in an Ethnoprimatological Investigation of St. Kitts Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus) Crop-Foraging Behavior / Kerry M. Dore, Daniel Sewell, Eduardo M. Mattenet and Trudy R. Turner
20. Conclusion / Francine L. Dolins

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Francine L. Dolins is an Associate Professor of Comparative Psychology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She directs a Michigan and Madagascar-based conservation education STEM program, The Ako Project. She has published two edited books with Cambridge University Press: Attitudes to Animals: Views in Animal Welfare (1999); and Spatial Cognition, Spatial Perception: Mapping the Self and Space (2010). She was guest editor of two special issues of The American Journal of Primatology on conservation education (2010) and spatial cognition (2014).

Christopher A. Shaffer is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, US, and Principal Investigator of the Konashen Ecosystem Health Project. His primary research and teaching interests focus on community ecology and behavioral ecology, particularly in the context of human-nonhuman animal interactions and natural resource management.

Leila M. Porter is Professor of Anthropology and Presidential Engagement Professor at Northern Illinois University, US. She studies the behavior and ecology of tamarins and Goeldi's monkeys in South America, specifically their diet, ranging, and patterns of infant care.

Jena R. Hickey is the Conservation Scientist for the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP). With nearly 20 years of professional experience, Jena has held positions at state and federal agencies, academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Throughout her career, she has focused on species occurrence, abundance, spatial distributions, movements, habitat use and responses to human alterations of the environment.

Nathan P. Nibbelink is Professor of GIS and Spatial Ecology in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, US. He serves as Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research and the Integrative Conservation PhD program. His research uses spatially explicit models to address landscape connectivity in a changing world, and to inform conservation and management of species and ecosystems.

- Leila M. Porter
- Francine L. Dolins
- Nathan P. Nibbelink
- Joanna Hatt
- Margaret C. Crofoot
- Amy Klegarth
- Agustín Fuentes
- Lisa Jones-Engel
- Greg Marshall
- Kyler Abernathy
- Allison Howard
- Roger Mundry
- Karline R. L. Janmaat
- Simone D. BaN
- Christopher A. Shaffer
- Sarah A. Boyle
- Mitchell T. Irwin
- Jean-Luc Raharison
- Adam O. Bebko
- Paul Garber
- Christopher Boesch
- Karline R. L. Janmaat
- Amy L. Schreier
- Matt Grove
- Stephen R. Ross
- Marisa A. Shender
- Anthony Di Fiore
- Francine L. Dolins
- Kenneth L. Chiou
- Mary E. Blair
- Jena R. Hickey
- Michael J. Conroy
- Travis S. Steffens
- Shawn M. Lehman
- Jason M. Kamilar
- Lydia Beaudrot
- Kerry M. Dore
- Daniel Sewell
- Eduardo M. Mattenet
- Trudy R. Turner

By: Francine L Dolins(Editor), Christopher A Shaffer(Editor), Leila M Porter(Editor), Jena R Hickey(Editor), Nathan P Nibbelink(Editor)
445 pages, 95 colour and b/w illustrations, 42 tables
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