Primate Responses to Environmental Change

Primate Responses to Environmental Change

by H.O. Box
     
 

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This book concerns the various ways that primates respond to environmental change. By studying these patterns of responsiveness we not only gain useful knowledge about the structural, physiological and behavioural propensities of different species, but also acquire important information relating to issues of contemporary concern, such as conservation and the

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This book concerns the various ways that primates respond to environmental change. By studying these patterns of responsiveness we not only gain useful knowledge about the structural, physiological and behavioural propensities of different species, but also acquire important information relating to issues of contemporary concern, such as conservation and the management of animals in the wild as well as in various forms of captivity. For example, there is growing concern among biologists and conser­ vationists about the influence of habitat destruction, such as logging, on the fitness and survival of wild primates. There is also increased awareness of the need to improve the care of primates in zoos and laboratories, including the enrichment of captive environments. Further, because an increasing number of primate species are becom­ ing endangered, knowledge of their responsiveness to new environ­ ments is an essential requirement for effective breeding programmes in captivity, and for the translocation and rehabilitation of species in the wild. In theory, studies of many closely related species are required in order to consider relevant evolutionary processes, as well as to develop functional hypotheses about the adaptive significance of various biological propensities and their interrelationships in the short and longer terms.

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...I enjoyed reading this book which provides a wealth of information... ATLA; Dr Hilary Box has skilfully edited the contributions of 24 authors from very diverse disciplines to produce a valuable and original book. - Primate Eye; The scope of this book is to approach from different perspectives the various ways in which primates respond to change .... Hilary Box has done an excellent job in filling this scope with life - Primate Report

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789401053778
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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