Primates of Western Uganda by Nicholas E. Newton-FisherPrimates of Western Uganda by Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher

Primates of Western Uganda

byNicholas E. Newton-FisherEditorHugh Notman, James Durward Paterson

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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From galagos to gorillas, the primates of western Uganda comprise a very di­ verse collection of species. Western Uganda has a long history of primatological research extending back to the publications of the Uganda Virus Institute in 1947 and even to the notable first encounters of Count Beringe with moun­ tain gorillas in 1913. Many forested areas of Uganda (Figure i) have been the focus of research continuously since 1970, and thus western Uganda has a cen­ tral place in primatology that it maintains to the present day. In this book, we present a series of new, unpublished scientific accounts of a selection of the species in the region, each chapter focusing on one or more particular charac­ teristics of the species concerned. The book falls naturally into four sections. First, we introduce the primates of western Uganda, with a chapter on their tax­ onomy. We have left authors to follow the taxonomic terminology with which they are most comfortable, but present this first chapter to reflect recent devel­ opments in the understanding of taxonomic relationships among the Ugandan primates. Second, we present a section with an ecological focus, followed by a collection of chapters on behavior and physiology. Finally the focus shifts to conservation. Chimpanzees and gorillas have always attracted a lot of interest both among the general public and among researchers; consequently, this interest is reflected in the present volume.
The editors of this volume are all experienced primatologists. Vernon Reynolds studied chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, Uganda, in 1962, and wrote his first book about that experience. He subsequently returned to found the Budongo Forest Project in 1990. This highly successful project continues today. Recently Prof Reynolds published...
Title:Primates of Western UgandaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:516 pagesPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441921842

ISBN - 13:9781441921840

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Table of Contents

Taxonomy.- Taxonomy and Biogeography of the Primates of Western Uganda.- Ecology.- Factors Influencing Variation in the Population Densities of Colobus guereza, Within Selectively Logged Forest at the Budongo Forest Reserve.- How Does the Golden Monkey of the Virungas Cope in a Fruit-Scarce Environment?.- The Diet of Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.- Aspects of Diet, Foraging, and Seed Predation in Ugandan Forest Baboons.- The Interaction of Hormones with Ecological Factors in Male Budongo Forest Chimpanzees.- The Role of Diet in Self-Medication Among Chimpanzees in the Sonso and Kanyawara Communities, Uganda.- Geophagy in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.- Nutritional Aspects of the Diet of Wild Gorillas.- The Parasites of the Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.- Preliminary GIS Analysis of Range Use by Sympatric Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.- Behavior and Physiology.- Comparison of Sex Differences in Gregariousness in Fission-Fusion Species.- Urinary Estrone Conjugates and Reproductive Parameters in Kibale (Kanyawara) and Budongo (Sonso) Chimpanzees.- Frequent Copulations by Females and High Promiscuity in Chimpanzees in the Kalinzu Forest, Uganda.- Effects of Injury on the Locomotion of Free-Living Chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.- Effect of Snare Injuries on the Fig-Feeding Behavior of Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest, Uganda.- Deciphering Junglespeak.- Instrumental Leaf Use by Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest (Sonso Community).- Conservation.- A Survey of Prosimians in the National Parks and Forest Reserves of Uganda.- The Diets, Preferences, and Overlap of the Primate Community in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.- Behavioral Patterns of Colobus in Logged and Unlogged Forests.- Threats to, and Protection of, the Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest Reserve.- Gorillas Living on the Edge.- Local Ecological Perceptions of Chimpanzees and Forest Resources.

Editorial Reviews

Aus den Rezensionen:"West-Uganda hat in der primatologischen Forschung eine-Iange Tradition aufzuweisen, beginnend mit den ersten Begegnungen des Hauptmanns Robert von Beringe mit den Berggorillas, den Veröffentlichungen des Uganda Virus Institute und einer kontinuierlichen Forschung seit 1970 in den Wäldern des westlichen Uganda. In diesem Band sind ausschließlich unpublizierte, neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse über die Primaten dieser Region zusammengefasst. . Das Buch . gibt . eine gute Übersicht zur aktuellen primatologischen Forschung in Uganda und stellt die Diversität der Primaten West-Ugandas vor." (R. GERSTMEIER, in: Entomofauna, 2007, Vol. 28, Issue 10. S. 122 f.)