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Methodologies as applied to recent primate research that will provide new approaches to comparative research.

Author: P. C. Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521004241

Category: Science

Page: 424

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Methodologies as applied to recent primate research that will provide new approaches to comparative research.
2001-07-19 By P. C. Lee

Comparative Primate Socioecology is an exciting new book drawing together recent and controversial findings from field research on a wide variety of primate species including lemurs and humans.

Author: P. C. Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: 1107114470

Category: Primates

Page: 426

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Comparative Primate Socioecology is an exciting new book drawing together recent and controversial findings from field research on a wide variety of primate species including lemurs and humans. It creates a new synthesis and provides methodologies for all those interested in human and non-human primate behaviour and evolution.
1999 By P. C. Lee

Author: Charles L. Nunn

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:42023160

Category: Primates

Page: 546

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1999 By Charles L. Nunn

The first collection of its kind, this book will interest a wide range of researchers, from anthropologists and evolutionary biologists to psychologists and ecologists.

Author: Peter M. Kappeler

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226424644

Category: Nature

Page: 395

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We know a great deal about roles the environment plays in shaping survival, reproductive success, and even social systems among primates. But how do primate life histories affect social systems and vice versa? Do baboons' patterns of growth, for example, help to structure their societies? Does fission-fusion sociality interact with predator pressure to influence the timing of maturation in chimpanzees? Exploring these issues and many others, the contributors to Primate Life Histories and Socioecology provide the first systematic attempt to understand relationships among primate life histories, ecology, and social behavior conjointly. Topics covered include how primate life histories interact with rates of evolution, predator pressure, and diverse social structures; how the slow maturation of primates affects the behavior of both young and adult caregivers; and reciprocal relationships between large brains and increased social and behavioral complexity. The first collection of its kind, this book will interest a wide range of researchers, from anthropologists and evolutionary biologists to psychologists and ecologists. Contributors: Paul-Michael Agapow, Susan C. Alberts, Jeanne Altmann, Robert A. Barton, Nicholas G. Blurton Jones, Robert O. Deaner, Robin I. M. Dunbar, Jörg U. Ganzhorn, Laurie R. Godfrey, Kristen Hawkes, Nick J. B. Isaac, Charles H. Janson, Kate E. Jones, William L. Jungers, Peter M. Kappeler, Susanne Klaus, Phyllis C. Lee, Steven R. Leigh, Robert D. Martin, James F. O'Connell, Sylvia Ortmann, Michael E. Pereira, Andy Purvis, Caroline Ross, Karen E. Samonds, Jutta Schmid, Stephen C. Stearns, Michael R. Sutherland, Carel P. van Schaik, and Andrea J. Webster.
2003-02 By Peter M. Kappeler

This pioneering volume about one of the least known iconic primate habitats is of interest to primatologists, anthropologists, policy-makers and conservationists alike.

Author: Volker Sommer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441974037

Category: Science

Page: 534

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The Gashaka Primate Project has grown into one of the largest research and conservation activities in West Africa. At present, it keeps going on the initiative of the editors of this volume and their academic home institutions.The appearance of this volume marks the 10th anniversary of the Gashaka Primate Project
2010-11-23 By Volker Sommer

Phylogenetically independent comparisons and primate phylogeny. In: P. C. Lee (ed.), Comparative Primate Socioecology. pp. 44–68. Cambridge University Press, New York. Reeve, H. K., and Sherman P. W. 1993. Adaptation and the goals of ...

Author: J. Michael Plavcan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461513438

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

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This volume brings together a series of papers that address the topic of reconstructing behavior in the primate fossil record. The literature devoted to reconstructing behavior in extinct species is ovelWhelming and very diverse. Sometimes, it seems as though behavioral reconstruction is done as an afterthought in the discussion section of papers, relegated to the status of informed speculation. But recent years have seen an explosion in studies of adaptation, functional anatomy, comparative sociobiology, and development. Powerful new comparative methods are now available on the internet. At the same time, we face a rapidly growing fossil record that offers more and more information on the morphology and paleoenvironments of extinct species. Consequently, inferences of behavior in extinct species have become better grounded in comparative studies of living species and are becoming increas ingly rigorous. We offer here a series of papers that review broad issues related to reconstructing various aspects of behavior from very different types of evi dence. We hope that in so doing, the reader will gain a perspective on the various types of evidence that can be brought to bear on reconstructing behavior, the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, and, perhaps, new approaches to the topic. We define behavior as broadly as we can including life-history traits, locomotion, diet, and social behavior, giving the authors considerable freedom in choosing what, exactly, they wish to explore.
2012-12-06 By J. Michael Plavcan

This pioneering volume about one of the least known iconic primate habitats is of interest to primatologists, anthropologists, policy-makers and conservationists alike.

Author: Volker Sommer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441974024

Category: Science

Page: 534

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The Gashaka Primate Project has grown into one of the largest research and conservation activities in West Africa. At present, it keeps going on the initiative of the editors of this volume and their academic home institutions.The appearance of this volume marks the 10th anniversary of the Gashaka Primate Project
2010-11-24 By Volker Sommer

Lemur social structure and convergence in primate socioecology . In : Comparative Primate Socioecology , ed . P.C. Lee , pp . 273–99 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . -1999c . Primate socioecology : new insights from males .

Author: Peter M. Kappeler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521658462

Category: Nature

Page: 316

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Explores male number variation between and within primate species and its effects on male-female relationships.
2000-05-04 By Peter M. Kappeler

In Primates: The road to self-sustaining populations, ed. ... Comparative ecology of Gorilla gorilla (Savage and Wyman) and Pan troglodytes (Blumenbach) in Rio Muni, West Africa. ... In Comparative primate socioecology, ed.

Author: Alexander H. Harcourt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226316048

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Societies develop as a result of the interactions of individuals as they compete and cooperate with one another in the evolutionary struggle to survive and reproduce successfully. Gorilla society is arranged according to these different and sometimes conflicting evolutionary goals of the sexes. In seeking to understand why gorilla society exists as it does, Alexander H. Harcourt and Kelly J. Stewart bring together extensive data on wild gorillas, collected over decades by numerous researchers working in diverse habitats across Africa, to illustrate how the social system of gorillas has evolved and endured. Gorilla Society introduces recent theories explaining primate societies, describes gorilla life history, ecology, and social systems, and explores both sexes’ evolutionary strategies of survival and reproduction. With a focus on the future, Harcourt and Stewart conclude with suggestions for future research and conservation. An exemplary work of socioecology from two of the world’s best known gorilla biologists, Gorilla Society will be a landmark study on a par with the work of George Schaller—a synthesis of existing research on these remarkable animals and the societies in which they live.
2008-09-15 By Alexander H. Harcourt

The social behavior of chimpanzees and bonobos . Current Anthropology , 39 , 410–11 . Kappeler , P. M. ( 1999 ) . Lemur social structure and convergence in primate socioecology . In Comparative Primate Socioecology , ed .

Author: Christophe Boesch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521006139

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus), otherwise known as pygmy chimpanzees, are the only two species of the genus Pan. As they are our nearest relatives, there has been much research devoted to investigating the similarities and differences between them. This book offers an extensive review of the most recent observations to come from field studies on the diversity of Pan social behaviour, with contributions from many of the world's leading experts in this field. A wide range of social behaviours is discussed including tool use, hunting, reproductive strategies and conflict management as well as demographic variables and ecological constraints. In addition to interspecies behavioural diversity, this text describes exciting new research into variations between different populations of the same species. Researchers and students working in the fields of primatology, anthropology and zoology will find this a fascinating read.
2002-08 By Christophe Boesch