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Primate Behavioral Ecology

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2nd
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9780205352364

ISBN10:
0205352367
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Primate Behavioral Ecology , described as an engaging, cutting-edge exposition, incorporates exciting new discoveries in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to primate conservation. One reviewer declares, I can't imagine teaching a course on primate behavior or ecology without this text. Like no other text on the market, this comprehensive text integrates the basics of evolutionary and ecological approaches and new noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to the study of primate behavior with up-to-date coverage of how different primates behave. Examples are drawn from the classic primate field studies and more recent studies on previously neglected species, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that we now know exists and the gaps in our knowledge that future studies will fill. Another reviewer states, Overall, the synthesis and integration are outstandingthis is one of the best organized textbooks that I have ever seen, in any fieldit is clear that Strier is actively involved in the forefront and not some armchair type! Another adds, Strier's writing style is a huge asset to keeping current information comprehensible for the target audience.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction to Primate Studies
1(35)
Primates as Study Subjects
8(1)
Descriptive Studies
9(16)
Anthropocentric Perspectives
10(3)
Comparative Biology
13(2)
Early Classification Schemes
15(7)
Field and Captive Studies
22(3)
Evolutionary Models and Problem-Oriented Studies
25(9)
Sociobiology and Behavioral Ecology
27(1)
Testing Predictions about Behavioral Adaptations
28(6)
Conservation Applications
34(2)
Traits, Trends, and Taxonomy
36(33)
Distinguishing Traits
38(10)
Allometric Scaling of Brain and Body Size
38(4)
Other Morphological Traits
42(6)
Cladistic Analyses
48(16)
Taxonomic Considerations
48(3)
Major Taxonomic Groups
51(11)
Systematics
62(2)
Phylogenetic Analyses of Behavior
64(5)
Evidence Related to Diet
64(1)
Evidence Related to Mating Systems
65(1)
Evidence Related to Dispersal Patterns
66(3)
Primates Past to Present
69(25)
Evolutionary History
70(2)
Primate Diversity in the Past
72(10)
Primate Origins
72(2)
Biogeography and Barriers
74(1)
Miocene Monkeys and Apes
75(1)
Pliocene Highlights
75(1)
Pleistocene Glaciations
76(3)
Holocene
79(3)
Interpreting Diversity Today
82(12)
Intraspecific Variation
82(1)
Local Population Variability
83(8)
Implications for Primate Behavioral Ecology
91(3)
Evolution and Social Behavior
94(41)
Natural Selection
96(21)
Sources of Genetic Variation
97(9)
Genetic versus Environmental Influences
106(11)
Kin Selection and Reciprocal Altruism
117(13)
Altruism and the Challenge of Group Selection
117(1)
Selfish Benefits of Helping Kin
118(7)
Benefits of Helping Nonkin
125(5)
Individual Strategies and Social Organizations
130(5)
Conflict and Cooperation among Same-Sexed Individuals
131(3)
Conflicts between the Sexes
134(1)
Evolution and Sex
135(36)
Sexual Selection
137(4)
Sexual Dimorphism
141(1)
Phylogenetic Constraints
141(1)
Ecological Constraints
141(1)
Mating Patterns
142(20)
Mating Patterns When Females Are Solitary
143(9)
Mating Patterns When Females Live in Groups
152(10)
Female Mating Strategies
162(6)
Sperm and Fertilization
162(1)
Food and Safety from Predators
162(1)
Allies against Aggression
162(1)
Parental Investment
163(1)
Good Genes
163(1)
Sexual Signals
164(4)
Male Rank and Reproductive Success
168(3)
Food and Females
171(29)
Food Quality
174(12)
Energy and Nutrients
175(1)
Digestibility and Edibility
175(3)
Body Size Energetics and Turnover Rates
178(3)
Reproductive Energetics
181(5)
The Spatial Distribution of Food
186(4)
Patch Size and Feeding Efficiency
187(2)
Effects of Patch Density
189(1)
The Temporal Availability of Food Resources
190(7)
Behavioral Adjustments to Food Seasonality
191(5)
Reproductive Seasonality
196(1)
Interpreting Diets and Their Behavioral Correlates
197(3)
Evaluating ``Critical Functions''
197(2)
Effects of Altered Habitats
199(1)
Female Strategies
200(32)
Ecology of Female Relationships
201(5)
Types of Relationships
202(1)
Within- and Between-Group Competition
202(4)
Social Dynamics in Female Groups
206(19)
Matrilocal Societies
206(12)
Life without Kin
218(7)
Population Consequences of Female Strategies
225(7)
Habitat Fragmentation and Saturation
226(2)
Reproductive Implications
228(1)
Manipulating Sex Ratios
229(3)
Male Strategies
232(26)
Ecology of Male Relationships
234(5)
Types of Relationships
234(1)
Within- and Between-Group Competition
235(4)
Social Dynamics among Males
239(16)
Patrilocal Societies
239(8)
When Males Disperse
247(7)
Males in Pairbonded Societies
254(1)
Population Dynamics
255(3)
Genetic and Demographic Correlates
256(1)
Male Life Histories
257(1)
Developmental Stages Through the Life Cycle
258(26)
Fertilization to Birth
259(2)
Infancy
261(9)
Maternal Care
263(1)
Paternal Care
263(2)
Alloparental Care
265(5)
Weaning Conflict
270(3)
Juvenile Challenges
273(5)
Staying Alive
273(2)
Social Skills
275(3)
Puberty
278(2)
Adulthood and Aging
280(2)
Population Consequences of Life Histories
282(2)
Communication and Cognition
284(31)
Components of Communication Systems
287(1)
Modes of Primate Communication
288(14)
Tactile Communication
289(2)
Visual Communication
291(2)
Olfactory Communication
293(2)
Vocal Communication
295(7)
Cognition
302(9)
Learning and Imitation
303(1)
Ecological Intelligence
304(4)
Social Intelligence
308(3)
Implications for the Ethical Treatment of Primates
311(4)
Community Ecology
315(21)
Primate Communities
315(9)
Niche Divergence
317(1)
Polyspecific Associations
318(6)
Predator-Prey Interactions
324(4)
Primates as Predators
326(1)
Primates as Prey
327(1)
Primate-Plant Interactions
328(5)
Pollination
329(1)
Seed Dispersal
330(3)
Conservation of Communities
333(3)
Specialists, Generalists, and Social Responses
334(1)
Preserving Diversity
335(1)
Conservation
336(18)
Threats to Primates
337(6)
Habitat Disturbances
338(2)
Hunting Pressures
340(3)
Conservation Policies
343(4)
Economic Incentives
343(2)
Increasing public Awareness
345(1)
Nongovernmental Organizations
345(2)
Noninvasive Research
347(6)
Reproductive B logy
349(2)
From Paternity to Population Genetics
351(2)
Next Millennium
353(1)
Appendix: Primate Names 354(9)
Bibliography 363(41)
Glossary 404(9)
Index 413


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