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Eat or be Eaten : Predator Sensitive Foraging Among Primates - Lynne E. Miller

Eat or be Eaten

Predator Sensitive Foraging Among Primates

By: Lynne E. Miller (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th May 2002
ISBN: 9780521804516
Number Of Pages: 310

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Predator sensitive foraging represents the strategies that animals employ to balance the need to eat against the need to avoid being eaten. Ecologists working with a wide range of taxa have developed sophisticated theoretical models of these strategies, and have produced elegant data to test them. However, only recently have primatologists begun to turn their attention to this area of research. This volume brings together primary data from a variety of primate species living in both natural habitats and experimental settings, and explores the variables that may play a role in primates' behavioural strategies. Taken together, these studies demonstrate that predator sensitive foraging is relevant to many primates, of various body sizes and group sizes and living in different environments. Eat or be Eaten encourages further discussion and investigation of the subject. It will make fascinating reading for researchers and students in primatology, ecology and animal behaviour.

"Succinct...each [paper] is short and to the point, with a clear empirical focus and a commendably uniform format. This book [provides] a very useful compendium of knowledge." Ecoscience

List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. x
An introduction to predator sensitive foragingp. 1
Biological Variables
Dangers in the dark: Are some nocturnal primates afraid of the dark?p. 21
Predation sensitive foraging in captive tamarinsp. 41
Seeing red: Consequence of individual differences in color vision in callitrichid primatesp. 58
Predator sensitive foraging in Thomas langursp. 74
Social Variables
The role of group size in predator sensitive foraging decisions for wedge-capped capuchin monkeys (Cebus olivaceus)p. 95
Group size effects on predation sensitive foraging in wild ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)p. 107
Species differences in feeding in Milne Edward's sifakas (Propithecus diadema edwardsi), rufus lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus), and red-bellied lemurs (Eulemur rubiventer) in southern Madagascar: Implications for predator avoidancep. 126
Evidence of predator sensitive foraging and traveling in single- and mixed-species tamarin troopsp. 138
Predator (in)sensitive foraging in sympatric female vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas): A test of ecological models of group dispersionp. 154
Predation risk and antipredator adaptations in white-faced sakis, Pithecia pitheciap. 169
Environmental Variables
Foraging female baboons exhibit similar patterns of antipredator vigilance across two populationsp. 187
Foraging and safety in adult female blue monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenyap. 205
Predicting predation risk for foraging, arboreal monkeysp. 222
Predator sensitive foraging in ateline primatesp. 242
Antipredatory behavior in gibbons (Hylobates lar, Khao Yai/Thailand)p. 268
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780521804516
ISBN-10: 0521804515
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 6th May 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.89