South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and…

Hardcover | December 10, 2008

EditorPaul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada, Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques

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This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad range of scientists in various disciplines, ranging from primatology, to animal behavior, animal ecology, conservation biology, veterinary science, animal husbandry, anthropology, and natural resource management. Moreover, although the volume will highlight South American primates, chapters will not simply review particular taxa or topics. Rather the focus of each chapter is to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Thus, we anticipate that the volume will be widely read by a broad range of students and researchers interested in prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, humans, as well as animal behavior and tropical biology.

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This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book w...

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South America is home to perhaps the largest and most diversified radiation (some 200 species) of nonhuman primates on Earth. Given the conservation imperative associated with forest destruction and environmental change, and recent increases in the number of primate field studies, the editors of this volume have brought together a dist...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:580 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:December 10, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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INTRODUCTIONAdvancing the study of South American primates. Paul A. Garber and Alejandro EstradaTAXONOMY, DISTRIBUTION, EVOLUTION, AND HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATESThe diversity of the New World primates (Platyrrhini): An Annotated Taxonomy. Anthony B. Rylands and Russell A. MittermeierPaleogeography of the South Atlantic: a route for primates and rodents into the New World? Felipe Bandoni de Oliveira , Eder Cassola Molina and Gabriel MarroigPlatyrrhine ecophylogenetics in space and time. Alfred L. Rosenberger, Marcelo. Tejedor, Siobhán B. Cooke, and Stephen Pekar RECENT THEORETICAL ADVANCES IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGYDemographic and morphological perspectives on life history evolution and conservation of New World monkeys. Gregory E. Blomquist, M. Martin Kowalewski, and Steven R. LeighLong-term field studies of South American primates. Karen B. Strier and Sérgio L. Mendes Sexual selection, female choice and mating systems. Patrícia Izar, Anita Stone, Sarah Carnegie and Érica S. NakaiThe reproductive ecology of South American primates: ecological adaptations in ovulation and conception. Toni E. Ziegler, Karen B. Strier and Sarie Van BelleGenetic approaches to the study of dispersal and kinship in New World primates. Anthony Di FiorePredation risk and antipredator strategies Stephen F. FerrariMechanical and nutritional properties of food as factors in platyrrhine dietary adaptations. Marilyn A. Norconk, Barth W. Wright, Nancy L. Conklin-Brittain, Christopher J. VinyardNeutral and niche perspectives and the role of primates as seed dispersers: a case study from Rio Paratari, Brazil Kevina Vulinec and Joanna E. Lambert The use of vocal communication in the spatial cohesion of groups: intentionality and specific functions. Rogério Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha and Richard W. Byrne Primate cognition: integrating social and ecological Iinformation in decision-making. Paul A. Garber, Júlio César Bicca-Marques and Maria Aparecida de O. Azevedo-Lopes CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATESImpacts of subsistence game hunting on Neotropical primates. Benoit de Thoisy, Cécile Richard-Hansen, and Carlos A. Peres.Primate densities in the Atlantic forest of southeast Brazil: the role of habitat quality and anthropogenic disturbance. Naiara Pinto, Jesse Lasky, Rafael Bueno, Timothy H. Keitt and Mauro Galetti .Ecological and anthropogenic influences on patterns of parasitism in free-ranging primates: a meta-analysis of the genus Alouatta. Martin Kowaleski and Tom Gilliespe Primate conservation in South America: the human and ecological dimensions of the problem. Alejandro Estrada CONCLUDING CHAPTER Comparative perspectives in the study of South American primates: research priorities and conservation imperatives. Alejandro Estrada and Paul A. Garber

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From the reviews:"More than 40 scientists from wide-ranging fields . address comparative perspectives and approaches in the study of the large and diverse radiation of South American primates. . this book is a triumph in providing a crucial summary of the existing and imminent challenges facing the research and conservation of South American primates and their habitats. An important addition for advanced scholars of primatology and related fields. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above." (R. A. Delgado, Choice, Vol. 46 (10), June, 2009)"The compendium of papers compiled by over 40 scientists, many prominent leaders in their field and/or South American natives, will undoubtedly guide future studies on South American primates. South American primates is divided into five sub-sections, each of which is described in Garber and Estrada's introductory chapter for the more . reader." (Nicole D. Gross Camp, Ecology, Vol. 91 (1), January, 2010)