Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Primate Locomotion

Linking Field and Laboratory Research

Editors: D'Août, Kristiaan, Vereecke, Evie E. (Eds.)

  • Because of its scope, this volume will attract a broad audience of primatologists but also paleo-anthropologists, biomechanics and field biologists
  • Will complement existing DIPR volumes such as Human Origins and Environmental Backgrounds and Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution
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About this book

Primate locomotion has typically been studied from two points of view. Laboratory-based researchers have focused on aspects like biomechanics and energetics, whereas field-based researchers have focused on (locomotor) behaviour and ecology. Primate Locomotion: Linking Field and Laboratory Research brings together both aspects of primate locomotion studies. Communication between both groups is necessary to identify the specific needs and start up achievable and successful research projects in the field. This volume brings together biomechanists, ecologists, and field-based researchers, who combine both disciplines, and whose contributions facilitate lasting cooperation between the mentioned disciplines and stimulate innovative research in Primatology. The book will be valuable for primatologists, paleo-anthropologists, biomechanists and field biologists, as well as students. About the Editors: Dr. Kristiaan D’Aout is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Dr. D’Aout is also Research Associate for the Locomorph Project and Coordinator of Biodynamics Research at the Centre for Research and Conservation at the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, Belguim. Evie E. Vereecke is part of the Primate Evolution and Morphology Group, School for Biomedical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK; and Laboratory for Functional Morphology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“As the subtitle indicates, the contributions in this book aim to synthesize field and laboratory studies. The editors have compiled 17 chapters … by 45 contributors that cover a wide variety of topics related to locomotor behavior. … Figure quality, including some color illustrations, throughout the book is quite good … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals in primatology, biological anthropology, and zoology.” (E. J. Sargis, Choice, Vol. 48 (10), June, 2011)

“This new volume amply illustrates both the complex nature of research into primate locomotion and the ways such scholarship is developing today. … provides a clear, wide-ranging summary of current research into primate locomotion. For readers interested in the subject or with an interest in the future of primatology, it is an excellent resource. … There are extensive bibliographies … which provide routes into the literature, and the variety of example species and settings used means there may well be ‘something for everyone’.” (Isabelle Winder, Primate Eye, February, 2012)

“This new volume contains 16 research and review articles on nonhuman primate locomotion. … This collection of papers demonstrates that both laboratory and field research complement each other, and that both are relevant to comprehensively understand primate locomotor biology and its evolution. Future research in this and similar fields will benefit from the continued interdisciplinary approaches demonstrated in this edited volume.” (Biren A. Patel, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 87 (2), June, 2012)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction. Primate Locomotion: Toward a Synergy of Laboratory and Field Research

    Vereecke, Evie Estelle (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Translating Primate Locomotor Biomechanical Variables from the Laboratory to the Field

    Schmitt, Daniel

    Pages 7-27

  • Studying Captive Ape Locomotion: Past, Present, and Future

    Vereecke, Evie E. (et al.)

    Pages 29-46

  • Experimental and Computational Studies of Bipedal Locomotion in the Bipedally Trained Japanese Macaque

    Ogihara, Naomichi (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • In What Manner Do Quadrupedal Primates Walk on Two Legs? Preliminary Results on Olive Baboons (Papio anubis)

    Berillon, Gilles (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2777-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primate Locomotion
Book Subtitle
Linking Field and Laboratory Research
Editors
  • Kristiaan D'Août
  • Evie E. Vereecke
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1420-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1420-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1419-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2777-3
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 364
Topics