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Primate Behavioral Ecology / Edition 4
     

Primate Behavioral Ecology / Edition 4

by Karen B. Strier
 

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ISBN-10: 0205790178

ISBN-13: 9780205790173

Pub. Date: 09/10/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Primate Behavioral Ecology, described as "an engaging, cutting-edge exposition," incorporates exciting new discoveries in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to primate conservation. Like no other on the market, this comprehensive book integrates the basics of evolutionary and ecological

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Primate Behavioral Ecology, described as "an engaging, cutting-edge exposition," incorporates exciting new discoveries in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to primate conservation. Like no other on the market, this comprehensive book integrates the basics of evolutionary and ecological approaches and new noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to the study of primate behavior with up-to-date coverage of how different primates behave. Examples are drawn from the "classic" primate field studies and more recent studies on previously neglected species, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that we now know exists and the gaps in our knowledge that future studies will fill. For anyone interested in anthropology, psychology, biology, and zoology, specifically related to primate behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205790173
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Series:
Pearson Custom Anthropology Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
178,095
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction to Primate Studies.
Primates as Study Subjects.
Descriptive Studies.
Evolutionary Models and Problem-Oriented Studies.
Conservation Applications.
Box 1.1: Clues from Captivity.

2. Traits, Trends, and Taxonomy.
Distinguishing Traits.
Cladistic Analyses.
Phylogenetic Analyses of Behavior.
Box 2.1: The Notable Neocortex.

3. Primates Past to Present.
Evolutionary History.
Interpreting Past Diversity.
Interpreting Diversity Today.
Box 3.1: Mosaic Nature of Human Evolution.
Box 3.2: Hybrid Baboons.
Box 3.3: Lucky Lemurs.

4. Evolution and Social Behavior.
Natural Selection.
Kin Selection and Reciprocal Altruism.
Individual Strategies and Social Organizations.
Box 4.1: MHC Genes.
Box 4.2: Menopause.
Box 4.3: Group Selection Revival.

5. Evolution and Sex.
Sexual Selection.
Sexual Dimorphism.
Mating Patterns.
Female Mating Strategies.
Male Rank and Reproductive Success.
Box 5.1: Gibbon Games and Tarsier Tactics.

6. Food and Females.
Food Quality.
The Spatial Distribution of Foods.
Temporal Availability of Foods.
Interpreting Diets and Their Behavioral Correlates.
Box 6.1: Forest Pharmacy.
Box 6.2: The Power of Food

7. Female Strategies.
Ecology of Female Relationships.
Social Dynamics in Female Groups.
Population Consequences of Female Strategies.
Box 7.1: MysteriousMatrilines.

8. Male Strategies.
Ecology of Male Relationships.
Social Dynamics Among Males.
Population Dynamics.
Box 8.1: Using and Abusing Infants.

9. Developmental Stages Through the Life Cycle.
Fertilization to Birth.
Infancy.
Weaning Conflict.
Juvenile Challenges.
Puberty
Adulthood and Aging
Population Consequences of Life Histories
Box 9.1: Parental Prolactin.

10. Communication and Cognition.
Components of Communication Systems.
Modes of Primate Communication.
Cognition.
Implications for the Ethical Treatment of Primates.
Box 10.1: Rehabilitation, Re-Introduction, and Sanctuary.

11. Community Relationships.
Primate Communities.
Predator-Prey Interactions.
Primate-Plant Interactions.
Conservation of Communities.
Box 11.1: Primates and Parasites.
Box 11.2: Chimpanzee Hunters.

12. Conservation.
Threats to Primates.
Conservation Policies.
Noninvasive Research.
The Next Millennium.
Box 12.1: The Primates' People.

Appendix: Primate Names.

Bibliography.

Glossary.

Index.

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