Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Ringtailed Lemur Biology

Lemur catta in Madagascar

Editors: Jolly, A., Sussman, R.W., Koyama, N., Rasamimanana, H. (Eds.)

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About this book

Ringtailed Lemur Biology is the first comprehensive volume dedicated to the Lemur catta, Madagascar's flagship species, whose black and white tails adorn tourist brochures and children's schoolbooks, and which has been studied in the wild for forty years. Written by leading research scientists in the field, this is the authoritative volume on ringtailed lemur distribution, ecology, social behavior, and health and includes the first maps of their distribution, population, and decline. The editors, and contributors, have united to produce a book of cutting edge knowledge on the lemur species whose troop structure is most like the monkeys of other continents but which proves, like so much else in Madagascar, to be unique.

About the authors

Alison Jolly was the first scientist to study ringtailed lemurs in the wild, beginning in 1963. She continues her research on their troops in Berenty Reserve, working with many colleagues and students. Robert Sussman began the survey of ringtails throughout Wesern Madagascar in 1970, and in 1979 co-founded Beza Mahafaly Reserve of the School of Agronomy, University of Antananarivo. He has also continued research with generations of western and Malagasy students since then. Naoki Koyama heads the Kyoto University study group on ringtail behavior at Berenty, 1989 to the present. Hantanirina Rasamimanana of the École Normale Supérieur, University of Antananarivo, first worked at Berenty in 1983, and continues research there with the ENS students. In short, the four editors head all the major ringtail research groups, and have united with their colleagues and students to write this volume.

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From the reviews:

"I can point … this book as the perfect place to get ‘cool stuff’ on ringtailed lemurs. … this book is a must-have and instant classic for any existing or budding researchers with an interest in ringtailed lemurs. The data will be of interest to anyone conducting meta-analysis studies of primate diets. … the book will find its way onto the bookshelves of many professional primatologists and mammologists. I also think that the book will be of interest to amateur naturalists and students … ." (Shawn M. Lehman, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Vol. 15, 2008)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • A Preliminary Estimate of Lemur catta Population Density Using Satellite Imagery

    Robert W. Sussman, Sean Sweeney, Glen M. Green, et al.

    Pages 16-31

  • Berenty Reserve: A Research Site in Southern Madagascar

    Alison Jolly, Naoki Koyama, Hantanirina Rasamimanana, Helen Crowley, George Williams

    Pages 32-42

  • Plant Species Fed on by Lemur catta in Gallery Forests of the Southern Domain of Madagascar

    Bruno Simmen, Michelle L. Sauther, Takayo Soma, Hantanirina Rasamimanana, Robert W. Sussman, Alison Jolly, Laurent Tarnaud, Annette Hladik

    Pages 55-68

  • The Influence of Tamarind Tree Quality and Quantity on Lemur catta Behavior

    Anne S. Mertl-Millhollen, Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony, Wendy Miles, Veronica A. Kaiser, Lisa Gray, Loretta T. Dorn, George Williams, Hantanirina Rasamimanana

    Pages 102-118

  • Tradition and Novelty: Lemur catta Feeding Strategy on Introduced Tree Species at Berenty Reserve

    Takayo Soma

    Pages 141-159

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-32669-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4093-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ringtailed Lemur Biology
Book Subtitle
Lemur catta in Madagascar
Editors
  • Alison Jolly
  • Robert W. Sussman
  • Naoki Koyama
  • Hanta Rasamimanana
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34126-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34126-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-32669-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4093-3
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 378
Number of Illustrations and Tables
118 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
Topics