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- Author(s)Karen B. Strier
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication27/08/2010
- GenreLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPearson Education Limited
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps
- Weight839 g
- Width205 mm
- Height251 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edition Statement4th Revised edition
- Table Of Contents1. Introduction to Primate Studies. Primates as Study Subjects. Descriptive Studies. Box 1.1: Clues from Captivity. Evolutionary Models and Problem-Oriented Studies. Conservation Applications. 2. Traits, Trends, and Taxonomy. Box 2.1: The Notable Neocortex. Distinguishing Traits. Cladistic Analyses. Box 2.2: Fundamentals of Food Processing Phylogenetic Analyses of Behavior. 3. Primates Past to Present. Evolutionary History. Primate Diversity in the Past. Box 3.1: Mosaic Nature of Human Evolution Interpreting Diversity Today. Box 3.2: Hybrid Baboons. Box 3.3: Lucky Lemurs. 4. Evolution and Social Behavior. Natural Selection. Box 4.1: MHC Genes Box 4.2 Menopause Kin Selection and Reciprocal Altruism. Box 4.3: Multi-Level Selection Individual Strategies and Social Organizations. 5. Evolution and Sex. Sexual Selection. Sexual Dimorphism. Mating Patterns. Box 5.1: Gibbon Games and Tarsier Tactics Female Mating Strategies. Male Rank and Reproductive Success. 6. Food, Foraging, and Females. Food Quality. Box 6.1: Forest Pharmacy The Spatial Distribution of Food. The Temporal Availability of Food Resources. Box 6.2: The Power of Food Interpreting Diets and Their Behavioral Correlates. 7. Female Strategies. Ecology of Female Relationships. Social Dynamics in Female Groups. Box 7.1: Mysterious Matrilineage and Market Theory. Population Consequences of Female Strategies. 8. Male Strategies. Ecology of Male Relationships. Box 8.1: Using and Misusing Infants. Social Dynamics Among Males. Box 8.2: Beyond the Group Population Dynamics. 9. Developmental Stages Through the Lifespan Fertilization to Birth. Infancy. Box 9.1: Parental Prolactin. Weaning Conflict. Juvenile Challenges. Puberty Adulthood and Aging Population Consequences of Life Histories 10. Communication and Cognition. Components of Communication Systems. Modes of Primate Communication. Cognition. Implications for the Ethical Treatment of Primates. Box 10.1: Rehabilitation, Reintroduction, and Sanctuary. 11. Community Ecology. Primate Communities. Box 11.1: Primates and Parasites. Predator-Prey Interactions. Box 11.2: Predatory Perspectives. Primate-Plant Interactions. Conservation of Communities. 12. Conservation. Threats to Primates. Conservation Policies. Box 12.1: The Primates' People Noninvasive Research. The Next Millennium. Appendix: Primate Names. Bibliography. Glossary.
- Author BiographyKaren B. Strier (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986) has been Hilldale Professor of Anthropology and Affiliate Professor of Zoology At University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1989. Her main research interests are to understand the behavioral ecology of primates from a comparative perspective, and to contribute to conservation efforts on their behalf. She has been studying the Northern Muriqui in Brazil's Atlantic forest since 1982. She is also the author of Faces in the Forest: the Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil.
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