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Title:
Primate communities
Author:
Fleagle, John G.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
ix, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
African primate communities: determinants of structure and threats to survival / Biomass and use of resources in south and south-east Asian primate communities / Species coexistence, distribution and environmental determinants of neotropical primate richness: a community-level zoogeographic analysis / Primate communities: Madagascar

Primate diversity / Phylogenetic and temporal perspectives on primate ecology / Population density of primates in communities: differences in community structure / Body mass, competition and the structure of primate communities / Convergence and divergence in primate social systems / Of mice and monkeys: primates as predictors of mammal community richness

Comparing commuunities / Large-scale patterns of species richness and species range size in anthropoid primates / Recent evolutionary past of primate communities: likely environmental impacts during the past three millennia / Resources and primate community structure / Effects of subsistence hunting and forest types on the structure of Amazonian primate communities

Spatial and temporal scales in primate community structure / Primate communities in Africa: the consequences of long-term evolution or the artifact of recent hunting? / Future of primate communities: a reflection of the present? / Concluding remarks
ISBN:
9780521620444

9780521629676
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Although the behaviour and ecology of primates have been more thoroughly studied than that of any other group of mammals, there have been very few attempts to compare the communities of living primates found in different parts of the world. In Primate Communities, an international group of experts compares the composition, behaviour and ecology of primate communities in Africa, Asia, Madagascar and South America. They examine the factors underlying the similarities and differences between these communities, including their phylogenetic history, climate, rainfall, soil type, forest composition, competition with other vertebrates and human activities. As it brings together information about primate communities from around the world for the very first time, it will quickly become an important source book for researchers in anthropology, ecology and conservation, and a readable and informative text for undergraduate and graduate students studying primate ecology, primate conservation or primate behaviour.


Table of Contents

1 African primate communities: determinants of structure and threats to survivalColin A. Chapman and Annie Gautier-Hion and John F. Oates and Daphne Onderdonk
2 Biomass and use of resources in South and South-East Asian primate communitiesA. K. Gupta and David J. Chivers
3 Species coexistence, distribution and environmental determinants of neotropical primate richness: a community-level zoogeographic analysisCarlos A. Peres and Charles H. Janson
4 Primate communities: MadagascarJorg U. Ganzhorn and Patricia C. Wright and Jonah Ratsimbazafy
5 Primate diversityJohn G. Fleagle and Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed
6 Phylogenetic and temporal perspectives on primate ecologyJohn G. Fleagle and Kaye E. Reed
7 Population density of primates in communities: differences in community structureKaye E. Reed
8 Body mass, competition and the structure of primate communitiesJorg U. Ganzhorn
9 Convergence and divergence in primate social systemsPeter M. Kappeler
10 Of mice and monkeys: primates as predictors of mammal community richnessLouise H. Emmons
11 Comparing communitiesJohn G. Fleagle and Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed
12 Large-scale patterns of species richness and species range size in anthropoid primatesHarriet A. C. Eeley and Michael J. Lawes
13 The recent evolutionary past of primate communities: likely environmental impacts during the past three millenniaCaroline Tutin and Lee White
14 Resources and primate community structureCharles H. Janson and Colin Chapman
15 Effects of subsistence hunting and forest types on the structure of Amazonian primate communitiesCarlos A. Peres
16 Spatial and temporal scales in primate community structureJohn G. Fleagle and Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed
17 Promate communities in Africa: the consequences of long-term evolution or the artifact of recent huntingThomas T. Struhsaker
18 The future of primate communities: a reflection of the presentPatricia C. Wright and Jukka Jernvall
19 Summary and prospectsJohn G. Fleagle and Charles H. Janson and Kaye E. Reed