Primate Communities by J. G. FleaglePrimate Communities by J. G. Fleagle

Primate Communities

EditorJ. G. Fleagle, Charles Janson, Kaye Reed

Paperback | October 28, 1999

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Although the behavior and ecology of primates has 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, behavior, and ecology of primate communities in Africa, Asia, Madagascar, and South America. They examine the factors underlying the similarities and differences among 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 behavior.
Title:Primate CommunitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:339 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.75 inPublished:October 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521629675

ISBN - 13:9780521629676


Table of Contents

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.

Editorial Reviews

"The book contains useful chapters for introductory courses in wildlife management, conservation biology, primatology, although most chapters will probably be better targeted advanced under-graduate or graduate students...The exercise of comparison made by the author of this book extremely useful in pinpointing the areas where data need to be collected." EcoScience