Primate Communities

Primate Communities

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Cambridge University Press, 10/14/1999
EAN 9780521629676, ISBN10: 0521629675

Paperback, 339 pages, 24.7 x 19 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

Although the behaviour and ecology of primates have been more thoroughly studied than that of any other group of mammals, there have been very few attempts to compare the communities of living primates found in different parts of the world. In Primate Communities, an international group of experts compares the composition, behaviour and ecology of primate communities in Africa, Asia, Madagascar and South America. They examine the factors underlying the similarities and differences between these communities, including their phylogenetic history, climate, rainfall, soil type, forest composition, competition with other vertebrates and human activities. As it brings together information about primate communities from around the world for the very first time, it will quickly become an important source book for researchers in anthropology, ecology and conservation, and a readable and informative text for undergraduate and graduate students studying primate ecology, primate conservation or primate behaviour.

1. African primate communities
determinants of structure and threats to survival Colin A. Chapman, Annie Gautier-Hion, John F. Oates and Daphne Onderdonk
2. Biomass and use of resources in South and South-East Asian primate communities A. K. Gupta and David J. Chivers
3. Species coexistence, distribution and environmental determinants of neotropical primate richness
a community-level zoogeographic analysis Carlos A. Peres and Charles H. Janson
4. Primate communities
Madagascar Jorg U. Ganzhorn, Patricia C. Wright and Jonah Ratsimbazafy
5. Primate diversity John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed
6. Phylogenetic and temporal perspectives on primate ecology John G. Fleagle and Kaye E. Reed
7. Population density of primates in communities
differences in community structure Kaye E. Reed
8. Body mass, competition and the structure of primate communities Jorg U. Ganzhorn
9. Convergence and divergence in primate social systems Peter M. Kappeler
10. Of mice and monkeys
primates as predictors of mammal community richness Louise H. Emmons
11. Comparing communities John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed
12. Large-scale patterns of species richness and species range size in anthropoid primates Harriet A. C. Eeley and Michael J. Lawes
13. The recent evolutionary past of primate communities
likely environmental impacts during the past three millennia Caroline Tutin and Lee White
14. Resources and primate community structure Charles H. Janson and Colin Chapman
15. Effects of subsistence hunting and forest types on the structure of Amazonian primate communities Carlos A. Peres
16. Spatial and temporal scales in primate community structure John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed
17. Promate communities in Africa
the consequences of long-term evolution or the artifact of recent hunting Thomas T. Struhsaker
18. The future of primate communities
a reflection of the present Patricia C. Wright and Jukka Jernvall
19. Summary and prospects John G. Fleagle, Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed.