Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

South American Primates

Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Editors: Garber, P.A., Estrada, A., Bicca-Marques, J.C., Heymann, E.W., Strier, K.B. (Eds.)

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  • This will be the first time a volume will be compiled summarizing new approaches in the study of South American primate taxa
  • Will be an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published
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About this book

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 distinguished set of primatologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation scientists 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 develop models to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Chapters in the volume focus on issues of taxonomy, biogeography and evolution, reproduction and fertility, mating systems, demography and life history traits, genetics and kinship, cognition, feeding adaptations, predation, rainforest ecology, the affects of forest fragmentation on ecosystem health and disease, the impact of human hunting on mammalian communities, and competing pressures for land use between the local human population and the remaining primate population.

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"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)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Advancing the Study of South American Primates

    Pages 3-19

    Garber, Paul A. (et al.)

  • The Diversity of the New World Primates (Platyrrhini): An Annotated Taxonomy

    Pages 23-54

    Rylands, Anthony B. (et al.)

  • Paleogeography of the South Atlantic: a Route for Primates and Rodents into the New World?

    Pages 55-68

    Oliveira, Felipe Bandoni de (et al.)

  • Platyrrhine Ecophylogenetics in Space and Time

    Pages 69-113

    Rosenberger, Alfred L. (et al.)

  • Demographic and Morphological Perspectives on Life History Evolution and Conservation of New World Monkeys

    Pages 117-138

    Blomquist, Gregory E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
South American Primates
Book Subtitle
Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation
Editors
  • Paul A. Garber
  • Alejandro Estrada
  • Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques
  • Eckhard W. Heymann
  • Karen B. Strier
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-78705-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-78705-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-78704-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2698-2
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 564
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