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South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation / Edition 1
     

South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation / Edition 1

by Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada, Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques, Eckhard W. Heymann, Karen B. Strier
 

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ISBN-10: 1441926984

ISBN-13: 9781441926982

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Springer New York

This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad

Overview

This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad range of scientists in various disciplines, ranging from primatology, to animal behavior, animal ecology, conservation biology, veterinary science, animal husbandry, anthropology, and natural resource management. Moreover, although the volume will highlight South American primates, chapters will not simply review particular taxa or topics. Rather the focus of each chapter is 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 address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Thus, we anticipate that the volume will be widely read by a broad range of students and researchers interested in prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, humans, as well as animal behavior and tropical biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441926982
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Advancing the study of South American primates. Paul A. Garber and Alejandro Estrada

TAXONOMY, DISTRIBUTION, EVOLUTION, AND HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES

The diversity of the New World primates (Platyrrhini): An Annotated Taxonomy. Anthony B. Rylands and Russell A. Mittermeier

Paleogeography of the South Atlantic: a route for primates and rodents into the New World? Felipe Bandoni de Oliveira , Eder Cassola Molina and Gabriel Marroig

Platyrrhine ecophylogenetics in space and time. Alfred L. Rosenberger, Marcelo. Tejedor, Siobhán B. Cooke, and Stephen Pekar

RECENT THEORETICAL ADVANCES IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY

Demographic and morphological perspectives on life history evolution and conservation of New World monkeys. Gregory E. Blomquist, M. Martin Kowalewski, and Steven R. Leigh
Long-term field studies of South American primates. Karen B. Strier and Sérgio L. Mendes
Sexual selection, female choice and mating systems. Patrícia Izar, Anita Stone, Sarah Carnegie and Érica S. Nakai

The reproductive ecology of South American primates: ecological adaptations in ovulation and conception. Toni E. Ziegler, Karen B. Strier and Sarie Van Belle

Genetic approaches to the study of dispersal and kinship in New World primates. Anthony Di Fiore

Predation risk and antipredator strategies Stephen F. Ferrari

Mechanical and nutritional properties of food as factors in platyrrhine dietary adaptations. Marilyn A. Norconk, Barth W. Wright, Nancy L. Conklin-Brittain, Christopher J. Vinyard

Neutraland niche perspectives and the role of primates as seed dispersers: a case study from Rio Paratari, Brazil Kevina Vulinec and Joanna E. Lambert

The use of vocal communication in the spatial cohesion of groups: intentionality and specific functions. Rogério Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha and Richard W. Byrne

Primate cognition: integrating social and ecological Iinformation in decision-making. Paul A. Garber, Júlio César Bicca-Marques and Maria Aparecida de O. Azevedo-Lopes

CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES

Impacts of subsistence game hunting on Neotropical primates. Benoit de Thoisy, Cécile Richard-Hansen, and Carlos A. Peres.

Primate densities in the Atlantic forest of southeast Brazil: the role of habitat quality and anthropogenic disturbance. Naiara Pinto, Jesse Lasky, Rafael Bueno, Timothy H. Keitt and Mauro Galetti .

Ecological and anthropogenic influences on patterns of parasitism in free-ranging primates: a meta-analysis of the genus Alouatta. Martin Kowaleski and Tom Gilliespe

Primate conservation in South America: the human and ecological dimensions of the problem. Alejandro Estrada

CONCLUDING CHAPTER

Comparative perspectives in the study of South American primates: research priorities and conservation imperatives. Alejandro Estrada and Paul A. Garber

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