Reproduction and Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological, and Life History Perspectives / Edition 1

Reproduction and Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological, and Life History Perspectives / Edition 1

by Larissa Swedell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387306889

ISBN-13: 9780387306889

Pub. Date: 07/27/2006

Publisher: Springer US

The editors will address the questions of life history and reproduction by attempting to isolate the various components of reproductive success and fitness in baboons. This requires assembling research interests in morphology, behavior, ecology, and endocrinology of the five subspecies of Papio baboons. By synthesizing studies of reproduction, life history, growth,

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The editors will address the questions of life history and reproduction by attempting to isolate the various components of reproductive success and fitness in baboons. This requires assembling research interests in morphology, behavior, ecology, and endocrinology of the five subspecies of Papio baboons. By synthesizing studies of reproduction, life history, growth, parenting, ecology, mate choice, and mating success, this volume will shed light on general features of life history traits and reproductive strategies that have made baboons successful. These findings have broad applications to understanding the evolution of complex life history adaptations, such as those characteristic of other primates, and humans in particular. Many of the top researchers on the field are contributing to this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387306889
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Series:
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1Perspectives on reproduction and life history in baboons1
2Infant mortality, paternity certainty, and female reproductive strategies in hamadryas baboons19
3Female behavioral strategies of hybrid baboons in the Awash National Park, Ethiopia53
4Hybrid baboons and the origins of the Hamadryas male reproductive strategy81
5The social and ecological flexibility of Guinea baboons : implications for Guinea baboon social organization and male strategies105
6Social organization, reproductive systems, and mediation of baboon endogenous virus (BaEV) copy number in Gelada, Hamadryas, and other Papio baboons123
7Reproduction, mortality, and female reproductive success in Chacma baboons of the Okvango Delta, Botswana
8Maternal characteristics and offspring growth in Chacma baboons : a life-history perspective177
9Whose life is it anyway? : maternal investment, developmental trajectories, and life history strategies in baboons199
10Ontogeny, life history, and maternal investment in baboons225
11Testicular size, developmental trajectories, and male life history strategies in four baboon taxa257
12The evolutionary past and the research future : environmental variation and life history flexibility in a primate lineage277

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