Primate Ecology and Conservation (TECS)

Paperback | May 11, 2013

EditorEleanor Sterling, Nora Bynum, Mary Blair

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The study of primate ecology and conservation has advanced rapidly in recent years. This practical volume brings together a group of distinguished primate researchers to synthesize field, laboratory, and conservation management techniques for primate ecology and conservation. The synthesisfocuses on new and emerging field methods alongside a comprehensive presentation of laboratory and data analysis techniques, as well as the latest methods for determining conservation status and conservation management. This book's particular focus is on innovative ways to study primates in a changing world, including emerging methods such as non-invasive genetic techniques and advanced spatial modeling. In addition to synthesizing field and lab methods, the authors also discuss data interpretation, as well asimportant guiding questions and principles for students and researchers to consider as they plan research projects in primate ecology and conservation such as: how to choose a field site, acquire research permits, connect with local authorities, communities and researchers, and many otherconsiderations. Although three chapters are dedicated to conservation methods, consideration of conservation status and threats to primate populations are considered throughout this volume where appropriate. This latest publication in the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series aims to providea practical empirical reference text with an international scope, appropriate for graduate students, researchers, and conservation professionals across the globe.

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The study of primate ecology and conservation has advanced rapidly in recent years. This practical volume brings together a group of distinguished primate researchers to synthesize field, laboratory, and conservation management techniques for primate ecology and conservation. The synthesisfocuses on new and emerging field methods along...

Eleanor J. Sterling, Ph.D., is the Director of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC). She studies the distribution patterns of biodiversity in tropical regions of the world and has more than 25 years of field research experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where she has conducte...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:May 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199659451

ISBN - 13:9780199659456

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Table of Contents

1. Eleanor J. Sterling, Nora Bynum, and Mary E. Blair: Introduction: Why a New Methods Book on Primate Ecology and Conservation?2. Andrew J. Plumptre, Eleanor J. Sterling, and Stephen T. Buckland: Primate Census and Survey Techniques3. Kenneth E. Glander: Darting, Anesthesia, and Handling4. Michael P. Muehlenbein and Cari M. Lewis: Health Assessment and Epidemiology5. Beth A. Kaplin and Apollinaire William: Behavior within Groups6. E. Johanna Rode, Carrie J. Stengel, and K. Anne-Isola Nekaris: Habitat Assessment and Species Niche Modeling7. Andrew J. Marshall and Serge Wich: Characterization of Primate Environments through Assessment of Plant Phenology8. Erin P. Riley and Amanda L. Ellwanger: Methods in Ethnoprimatology: Exploring the Human-Nonhuman Primate Interface9. Michelle Brown and Margaret Crofoot: Social and Spatial Relationships between Primate Groups10. Charles H. Janson and Sarah F. Brosnan: Experiments in Primatology: From the Lab to the Field and Back Again11. Jessica M. Rothman, Erin R. Vogel, and Scott A. Blumenthal: Diet and Nutrition12. Jutta Schmid: Physiology and Energetics13. Nga Nguyen: Primate Behavioral Endocrinology14. Mary E. Blair and Alba L. Morales-Jimenez: Population Genetics, Molecular Phylogenetics, and Phylogeography15. Olga L. Montenegro: Demography, Life Histories, and Population Dynamics16. Mary E. Blair, Nora Bynum, and Eleanor J. Sterling: Determining Conservation Status and Contributing to Conservation Action17. Dean Gibson and Colleen McCann: Captive Breeding and Ex Situ Conservation18. Joshua Linder, Sarah Sawyer, and Justin Brashares: Primates in Trade19. Eleanor J. Sterling, Nora Bynum, and Mary E. Blair: Conclusion: The Future of Studying Primates in a Changing World