Primate Behavioral Ecology

ISBN-10: 0205444326
ISBN-13: 9780205444328
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Karen B. Strier
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Book details

List price: $78.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

"Primate Behavioral Ecology," described as "an engaging, cutting-edge exposition," incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to primate conservation. This unique, comprehensive, single-authoredtext integrates the basics of evolutionary, ecological, and demographic perspectives with contemporary noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to understand how different primates behave and the significance of these insights for primate conservation. Examples are drawn from the "classic" primate field studies and more recent studies on previously neglected species from across the primate order, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that we now know exists and the gaps in our knowledge that future studies will fill.

Karen B. Strier is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Preface
Introduction to Primate Studies
Primates as Study Subjects
Descriptive Studies
Evolutionary Models and Problem-Oriented Studies
Conservation Applications
Clues from Captivity
Traits, Trends, and Taxonomy
Distinguishing Traits
Cladistic Analyses
Phylogenetic Analyses of Behavior
The Notable Neocortex
Primates Past to Present
Evolutionary History
Interpreting Past Diversity
Interpreting Diversity Today
Mosaic Nature of Human Evolution
Hybrid Baboons
Lucky Lemurs
Evolution and Social Behavior
Natural Selection
Kin Selection and Reciprocal Altruism
Individual Strategies and Social Organizations
MHC Genes
Menopause
Group Selection Revival
Evolution and Sex
Sexual Selection
Sexual Dimorphism
Mating Patterns
Female Mating Strategies
Male Rank and Reproductive Success
Gibbon Games and Tarsier Tactics
Food and Females
Food Quality
The Spatial Distribution of Foods
Temporal Availability of Foods
Interpreting Diets and Their Behavioral Correlates
Forest Pharmacy
The Power of Food
Female Strategies
Ecology of Female Relationships
Social Dynamics in Female Groups
Population Consequences of Female Strategies
Mysterious Matrilines
Male Strategies
Ecology of Male Relationships
Social Dynamics Among Males
Population Dynamics
Using and Abusing Infants
Developmental Stages Through the Life Cycle
Fertilization to Birth
Infancy
Weaning Conflict
Juvenile Challenges
Puberty
Adulthood and Aging
Population Consequences of Life Histories
Parental Prolactin
Communication and Cognition
Components of Communication Systems
Modes of Primate Communication
Cognition
Implications for the Ethical Treatment of Primates
Rehabilitation, Re-Introduction, and Sanctuary
Community Relationships
Primate Communities
Predator-Prey Interactions
Primate-Plant Interactions
Conservation of Communities
Primates and Parasites
Chimpanzee Hunters
Conservation
Threats to Primates
Conservation Policies
Noninvasive Research
The Next Millennium
The Primates' People
Primate Names
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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