Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Lemurs

Ecology and Adaptation

Editors: Gould, Lisa, Sauther, M.L. (Eds.)

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In this comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, information gathered on lemur ecology and adaptation over the past 15 years is presented by both seasoned and newer lemur researchers, and provides us with further knowledge concerning both well-studied and rarely studied extant species, as well as insights into the ecology and adaptation of some of the recently extinct lemurs. With the dramatic increase in behavioral and ecological studies on a great variety of lemur species in the past few decades, our knowledge concerning the adaptation of these charming primates to Madagascar's unpredictable and sometimes harsh environmental conditions has improved significantly. Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation will be a useful and fascinating source book for researchers and students of primate ecology.

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From the reviews:

"Gould and Sauther provide a broad update on a variety of lemurs … . Gould and Sauther’s volume is organized into 4 sections. … I appreciated that most chapters go beyond social behavior and ecology to integrate a wide range of phylogenetic, physiological and morphological data to the question of lemur adaptations. … are excellent resources as overviews and introductions to their topics. Persons who work on any lemur taxon will want to own Lemurs, Ecology and Adaptation … ." (Leanne T. Nash, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 28, 2007)

"Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation, edited by Lisa Gould and Michelle Sauther, represents a compilation of 20 chapters by 29 contributors who have conducted field work in Madagascar. … The book is divided into four sections covering lemur origins and ecology, the evolution of lemur traits, ecology and adaptation, and lemur adaptations to changing environments. … I heartily recommend this up-to-date volume to any professional behavioral ecologist or graduate student interested in the primates of Madagascar." (Diane K. Brockman, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Vol. 15, 2008)

"Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation sets out to provide a single source of information from a wealth of lemur research collected during the last fifteen years. … Serious lemur researchers will find this book to be a useful and informative resource, whilst students will find it to be a good introduction to – and overview of – lemur studies." (Kara Moses, Primate Eye, February, 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Origin of the Malagasy Strepsirhine Primates

    Ian Tattersall

    Pages 3-17

  • Adaptations in the Aye-aye: A Review

    Eleanor J. Sterling, Erin E. McCreless

    Pages 159-184

  • Ecological Diversity and Seasonal Adaptations of Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus spp.)

    Ute Radespiel

    Pages 211-234

  • Lemur catta Ecology: What We Know and What We Need to Know

    Lisa Gould

    Pages 255-274

  • Impact of Seasonality and Reproduction on Social Structure, Ranging Patterns, and Fission–Fusion Social Organization in Red Ruffed Lemurs

    Natalie Vasey

    Pages 275-304

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Softcover $229.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4180-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lemurs
Book Subtitle
Ecology and Adaptation
Editors
  • Lisa Gould
  • M.L. Sauther
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34586-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34586-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-34585-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4180-0
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 450
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations
Topics