Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Behavioral Flexibility in Primates

Causes and Consequences

Authors: Jones, Clara

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About the authors

Clara B. Jones, Ph.D. has studied spiders, fish, monkeys, and humans, including work in the field, in zoological gardens, and in the laboratory. Most of her research, beginning in 1973, has been conducted on the howling monkeys of Central America. Her publications primarily relate to sexual selection, reproductive competition, social organization, interindividual conflicts of interest, dispersal, and evolution in heterogeneous regimes. She has also contributed to the literature on primate conservation and population biology.

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"The behavioral flexibility of primates is widely appreciated, but it is rare to find a book like this one, which treats the topic with the analytical attention it deserves. Clara Jones draws heavily on examples … to illustrate why considers the ability to respond to changing conditions to be one of the signature traits of primates. … Behavioral Flexibility in Primates is a slim volume whose 138 pages of text are supplemented with a helpful glossary of technical terms and references … ." (Karen B. Strier, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 27 (2), April, 2006)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Intraindividual Variation of Primate Behavior

    Jones, Clara B.

    Pages 1-15

  • The Costs and Benefits of Behavioral Flexibility to Inclusive Fitness: Dispersal as an Option in Heterogeneous Regimes

    Jones, Clara B.

    Pages 17-29

  • Primate Signatures and Behavioral Flexibility in Heterogeneous Regimes

    Jones, Clara B.

    Pages 31-45

  • Social Cognition and Behavioral Flexibility: Categorical Decision-Making as a Primate Signature

    Jones, Clara B.

    Pages 47-59

  • Female Primates as “Energy-Maximizers” in Heterogeneous Regimes

    Jones, Clara B.

    Pages 61-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Flexibility in Primates
Book Subtitle
Causes and Consequences
Authors
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23327-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-23327-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23297-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3602-8
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 184
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
Topics