Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide by Joanna M. SetchellField and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide by Joanna M. Setchell

Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide

EditorJoanna M. Setchell, Deborah J. Curtis

Paperback | March 14, 2011

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Building on the success of the first edition and bringing together contributions from a range of experts in the field, the second edition of this guide to research on wild primates covers the latest advances in the field, including new information on field experiments and measuring behaviour. It provides essential information and advice on the technical and practical aspects of both field and laboratory methods, covering topics such as ethnoprimatology; remote sensing; GPS and radio-tracking; trapping and handling; dietary ecology; and non-invasive genetics and endocrinology. This integrated approach opens up new opportunities to study the behavioural ecology of some of the most endangered primates and to collect information on previously studied populations. Chapters include methodological techniques; instructions on collecting, processing and preserving samples/data for later analysis; ethical considerations; comparative costs; and further reading, making this an invaluable tool for postgraduate students and researchers in primatology, behavioural ecology and zoology.
Title:Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:March 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052114213X

ISBN - 13:9780521142137

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Table of Contents

Introduction Deborah J. Curtis, Joanna M. Setchell and Maurico Talebi; 1. Human-nonhuman primate interactions: an ethnoprimatological approach Lisa Jones-Engel, Gregory A. Engel and Agustin Fuentes; 2. Habituating primates: processes, techniques, variables and ethics Elizabeth A. Williamson and Anna T. C. Feistner; 3. Habitat description and phenology Jörg U. Ganzhorn, S. Jacques Rakotondranary and Yedidya R. Ratovonamana; 4. Geographic information systems and remote sensing Patrick E. Osborne and Louise Glew; 5. Monitoring local weather and climate Julian C. Mayes and Nicholas Pepin; 6. Survey and census methods: population distribution and density Caroline Ross and Nigel Reeve; 7. Trapping Clifford J. Jolly, Jane E. Phillips-Conroy and Alexandra E. Müller; 8. Handling, anaesthesia, health evaluation and biological sampling Steve Unwin, Marc Ancrenaz and Wendi Bailey; 9. Morphology, morphometrics and taxonomy Colin Groves and Joanne Harding; 10. Marking and radio-tracking Paul E. Honess and David W. Macdonald; 11. Field experiments with non-human primates: a tutorial Klaus Zuberbühler and Roman Wittig; 12. Feeding ecology, frugivory and seed dispersal J. Lawrence Dew; 13. Dietary analysis I: food physics Peter W. Lucas, Daniel Osorio, Nayuta Yamashita, Jonathan F. Prinz, Nathaniel J. Dominy and Brian W. Darvell; 14. Dietary analysis II: food chemistry Peter W. Lucas, Richard T. Corlett, Nathaniel J. Dominy, Hafejee C. Essackjee, Pablo Riba-Hernandez, Lawrence Ramsden, Kathryn E. Stoner and Nayuta Yamashita; 15. Collecting arthropods and arthropod remains for primate studies Claire M. P. Ozanne, James R. Bell and Daniel G. Weaver; 16. Tape-recording primate vocalisations Thomas Geissmann and Stuart Parsons; 17. Photography and video for field researchers Noel Rowe and Marc Myers; 18. Chronobiological aspects of primate research Hans G. Erkert; 19. Thermoregulation and energetics Jutta Schmid; 20. Field endocrinology: monitoring hormonal changes in free-ranging primates J. Keith Hodges and Michael Heistermann; 21. Collection, storage and analysis of non-invasive genetic material in primate biology Benoît Goossens, Nicola Anthony, Kathryn Jeffery, Mireille Johnson-Bawe and Michael W. Bruford; 22. Tips from the bush: an A-Z of suggestions for successful fieldwork Simon K. Bearder, K. Anna, I. Nekaris and Julia N. Lloyd; Index.

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"I see myself using this guide the next time I teach a methods class in either primate or general animal behavior and ecology, and I will recommend it to senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students with interest in fieldwork."
Anthony Di Fiore, Quarterly Review in Biology