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Primate Communities - J. G. Fleagle

Primate Communities

By: J. G. Fleagle (Editor), Charles H. Janson (Editor), Kaye Reed (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521629676
Number Of Pages: 339

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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.

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'This timely and exciting volume provides an enormous amount of information on primates and the habitats in which they are found around the world. The collection is ideal for advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses in primate conservation, ecology and/or behaviour. I have no doubt that it will shape the scope and scale(s) at which students and scholars of primate biology will be addressing their research questions for years to come.' Joanna E. Lambert, Animal Behaviour

African primate communities: determinants of structure and threats to survival
Biomass and use of resources in South and South-East Asian primate communities
Species coexistence, distribution and environmental determinants of neotropical primate richness: a community-level zoogeographic analysis
Primate communities: Madagascar
Primate diversity
Phylogenetic and temporal perspectives on primate ecology
Population density of primates in communities: differences in community structure
Body mass, competition and the structure of primate communities
Convergence and divergence in primate social systems
Of mice and monkeys: primates as predictors of mammal community richness
Comparing communities
Large-scale patterns of species richness and species range size in anthropoid primates
The recent evolutionary past of primate communities: likely environmental impacts during the past three millennia
Resources and primate community structure
Effects of subsistence hunting and forest types on the structure of Amazonian primate communities
Spatial and temporal scales in primate community structure
Promate communities in Africa: the consequences of long-term evolution or the artifact of recent hunting
The future of primate communities: a reflection of the present
Summary and prospects
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ISBN: 9780521629676
ISBN-10: 0521629675
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 14th October 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.77