An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Paperback | July 30, 2016

EditorSerge A. Wich, Andrew J. Marshall

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The number of primates on the brink of extinction continues to grow, and the need to respond with effective conservation measures has never been greater. This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primateconservation. It begins with a consideration of the biological, intellectual, economic, and ecological importance of primates and a summary of the threats that they face, before going on to consider these threats in more detail with chapters on habitat change, trade, hunting, infectious diseases,and climate change. Potential solutions in the form of management practice are examined in detail, including chapters on conservation genetics, protected areas, and translocation.An Introduction to Primate Conservation brings together an international team of specialists with wide-ranging expertise across primate taxa. This is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and established researchers in the fields of primate ecology and conservationbiology. It will also be a valuable reference for conservation practitioners, land managers, and professional primatologists worldwide.

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The number of primates on the brink of extinction continues to grow, and the need to respond with effective conservation measures has never been greater. This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primateconservation. It begins with a consideration of th...

Serge A. Wich is affiliated with the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University. Andrew J. Marshall is with the Department of Anthropology, Program in the Environment, and School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:July 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Serge Wich and Andrew J. Marshall: An introduction to primate conservation2. Andrew J. Marshall and Serge A. Wich: Why conserve primates?3. Alison Cotton, Fay Clark, Jean P. Boubli and Christoph Schwitzer: IUCN Red List of Threatened Primate Species4. Colin Groves: Species concepts and conservation5. Milena Salgado Lynn, Pierfrancesco Sechi, Lounes Chikhi and Benoit Goossens: Primate conservation genetics at the dawn of conservation genomics6. Genevieve Campbell, Josephine Head, Jessica Junker and Anna K.I. Nekaris: Primate abundance and distribution: Background concepts and methods7. Mitchell Irwin: Habitat Change: Loss, Fragmentation and Degradation8. Vincent Nijman and Aoife Healy: Present-day international primate trade in historical context9. John E. Fa and Nikki Tagg: Hunting and primate conservation10. Charles L. Nunn and Thomas R. Gillespie: Infectious disease and primate conservation11. Amanda H. Korstjens and Alyson Hillyer: Primates and climate change: a review of current knowledge12. David Gaveau, Serge A. Wich, and Andrew J. Marshall: Are protected areas conserving primate habitat in Indonesia?13. Erik Meijaard: The role of multifunctional landscapes in primate conservation14. Tatyana Humle and Catherine Hill: People-primate interactions: implications for primate conservation15. Benjamin B. Beck: The role of translocation in primate conservation16. John Garcia-Ulloa and Lian Pin Koh: Payment for ecosystem services: the role of REDD+ in primate conservation17. Sandra Tranquilli: The role of evidence-based conservation in improving primate conservation18. Andrew J. Marshall and Serge A. Wich: Some future directions for primate conservation research