South American primates : comparative perspectives in the study of behavior, ecology, and conservation / Paul A. Garber [and others], editors.

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  • 1st ed. 2009.
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  • New York : Springer ©2009
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1 online resource (xvi, 564 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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  • 9780387787053
  • 0387787054
  • 6611875794
  • 9786611875794
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  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Other format: Print version also available.
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
Contents
  • Introduction: Advancing the study of South American primates / Paul A. Garber and Alejandro Estrada -- Taxonomy, distribution, evolution, and historical biogeography of South American primates: The diversity of the New World primates (Platyrrhini) : an annotated taxonomy / Anthony B. Rylands and Russell A. Mittermeier -- Paleogeography of the South Atlantic : a route for primates and rodents into the New World? / Felipe Bandoni de Oliveira, Eder Cassola Molina, and Gabriel Marroig -- Platyrrhine ecophylogenetics in space and time / Alfred L. Rosenberger [and others] -- Recent theoretical advances in primate behavior and ecology: Demographic and morphological perspectives on life history evolution and conservation of New World monkeys / Gregory E. Blomquist, Martin M. Kowalewski, and Steven R. Leigh -- Long-term field studies of South American primates / Karen B. Strier and Sérgio L. Mendes -- Sexual selection, female choice, and mating systems / Patrícia Izar [and others] -- The reproductive ecology of South American primates : ecological adaptations in ovulation and conception / Toni E. Ziegler, Karen B. Strier, and Sarie Van Belle -- Genetic approaches to the study of dispersal and kinship in New World primates / Anthony Di Fiore -- Predation risk and antipredator strategies / Stephen F. Ferrari -- Mechanical and nutritional properties of food as factors in platyrrhine dietary adaptations / Marilyn A. Norconk [and others] -- Neutral 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 keeping the spatial cohesion of groups : intentionality and specific functions / Rogério Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha and Richard W. Byrne -- Primate cognition : integrating social and ecological information in decision-making / Paul A. Garber, Júlio César Bicca-Marques, and Maria Aparecida de O. Azevedo-Lopes -- Conservation and management of South American primates: Impacts of subsistence game hunting on Amazonian 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 [and others] -- Ecological and anthropogenic influences on patterns of parasitism in free-ranging primates : a meta-analysis of the genus Alouatta / Martin M. Kowalewski and Thomas R. Gillespie -- Primate conservation in South America : the human and ecological dimensions of the problem / Alejandro Estrada -- Comparative perspectives in the study of South American primates : research priorities and conservation imperatives / Alejandro Estrada and Paul A. Garber.
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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 t.

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