Indonesian Primates

Indonesian Primates


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Edited by two intentionally renowned primatologists, this new text synthesizes current research on the primates of Indonesia, which include apes, monkeys, and prosimians. It is published at a crucial time as anxiety over the fate of the Indonesian primate is rising. One study concluded that more then 70% of Asian primate species are threatened with extinction, while 84% of the dozens of Indonesian primate species are threatened. In this volume, the common thread of diversity is inextricably to the theme of conservation.

Contributed by key researchers from around the world, the volume's chapters demonstrate the sheer variety in Indonesian primates, ranging from Nekaris and Munds' study of using slow loris facial variation to distinguish species to Delgado's discussion of communication patterns among orangutans. The book's first section contains chapters on the endangered orangutans and gibbons. The orangutan, in its Sumatran and Bornean forms, is the only Asian great ape; yet in Borneo, Sugardito and Adhikerana nest densities are severely threatened by logging activity, especially at national park boundaries. The authors highlight the effectiveness of community-based patrolling, a protective measure which is becoming an increasingly effective means of protecting orangutans. The second section of the text examines the diversity of monkeys in Indonesia, with each author in turn stressing the importance of conservation. Yorzinski uses the critically endangered pigtailed langur of the Indonesia Mentawai Islands to demonstrate how isolated island primates react to predation pressure, while further chapters explore the relationship between vegetation and primate densities, habitat quality and its degradation, and human-simian interaction. A further section looks at the region's prosimians and notes that the taxonomic diversity is only recently being explored. The cryptic/nocturnal nature of these primates makes their conservation status even more uncertain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461425595
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 05/04/2012
Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Nanda Grow Sharon Gursky-Doyen Jatna Supriatna 1

Part I Indonesia's Apes

2 Measuring Performance of Orangutan Protection and Monitoring Unit: Implications for Species Conservation Jito Sugardjito Asep S. Adhikerana 9

3 Communication, Culture and Conservation in Orangutans Roberto A. Delgado 23

4 The Natural History of Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) Sri Suci Utami Atmoko Carel P. van Schaik 41

5 Javan Gibbon (Hylobates moloch): Population and Conservation Jatna Supriatna Alan Mootnick Noviar Andayani 57

6 Siamang Socioecology in Spatiptemporally Heterogenous Landscapes: Do “Typical” Groups Exist? Susan Lappan 73

7 Impact of Forest Fragmentation on Ranging and Home Range of Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) and Agile Gibbons (Hylobates agilis) Achmad Yanuar David J. Chivers 97

8 Behavioural Ecology of Gibbons (Hylobates albibarbis) in a Degraded Peat-Swamp Forest Susan M. Cheyne 121

9 Effect of Habitat Quality on Primate Populations in Kalimantan: Gibbons and Leaf Monkeys as Case Studies Andrew J. Marshall 157

Part II Indonesia's Monkeys

10 Predator Recognition in the Absence of Selection Jessica L. Yorzinski 181

11 The Relationship Between Nonhuman Primate Densities and Vegetation on the Pagai, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia Lisa M. Paciulli 199

12 Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus): Bio-ecology and Conservation Muhamad Bismark 217

13 Pests, Pestilence, and People: The Long-Tailed Macaque and Its Role in the Cultural Complexities of Bali Kelly E. Lane Michelle Lute Aida Rompis I. Nengah Wandia I.G.A. Arta Putra Hope Hollocher Agustin Fuentes 235

14 The Not-So-Sacred Monkeys of Bali: A Radiographic Study of Human-Primate Commensalism Michael A. Schilaci Gregory A. Engel Agustin Fuentes Aida Rompis Arta Putra I. Nengah Wandia James A. Bailey Gil C. Lisa Jones-Engel 249

15 Male-Male Affiliation in Sulawesi Tonkean Macaques Erin P. Riley 257

16 Ecology and Conservation of the Hose's Langur Group (Colobinae: Presbytis hosei, P. canicrus, P. sabana): A Review Vincent Nijman 269

17 Thomas Langurs: Ecology, Sexual Conflict and Social Dynamics Serge A. Wich Elisabeth H.M. Sterck 285

18 Dominance and Reciprocity in the Grooming Relationships of Female Long-Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Indonesia Michael D. Gumert 309

19 Selamatkan Yaki! Conservation of Sulawesi Crested Black Macaques Macaca nigra Vicky Melfi 343

Part III Indonesia's Prosimians

20 The Function of Scentmarking in Spectral Tarsiers Sharon Gursky-Doyen 359

21 The Population Ecology of Dian's Tarsier Stefan Merker 371

22 Using Facial Markings to Unmask Diversity: The Slow Lorises (Primates: Lorisidae: Nycticebus spp.) of Indonesia K.A.I. Nekaris Rachel Munds 383

23 Conclusions 397

Index 401

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