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Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Leaping Ahead

Advances in Prosimian Biology

Editors: Masters, Judith, Gamba, Marco, Génin, Fabien (Eds.)

  • Presents a summary of the state of prosimian biology
  • Covers a wide range of topics, from assessments of diversity and evolutionary scenarios, through ecophysiology, cognition, behavioral and sensory ecology, to the conservation and survival prospects of this extraordinary and diverse group of mammals
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Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology presents a summary of the state of prosimian biology as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. The book covers a wide range of topics, from assessments of diversity and evolutionary scenarios, through ecophysiology, cognition, behavioral and sensory ecology, to the conservation and survival prospects of this extraordinary and diverse group of mammals. The collection was inspired by an international conference in Ithala, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2007, where prosimian biologists gathered from Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The meeting reverberated with the passion prosimian researchers feel for their study subjects and with their deep concern for the future of prosimians in the face of ongoing habitat destruction and the burgeoning threat of bushmeat hunting. Chapters for this volume were contributed by researchers from across the globe; they attest to the diversity, vibrancy and rapid growth of prosimian biology, and to the intellectual advances that have revolutionized this field in recent years. Since its earliest beginnings, prosimian research and its resultant literature have had a strong francophone component, and researchers in many prosimian habitat countries are more comfortable reading and writing in French rather than English. French summaries of all chapters have been included. The volume is targeted at researchers, both those entering the field and established scientists, who have an interest in the biology of primates and small mammals. It is also aimed at conservation biologists seeking a deeper understanding of the faunas and conservation developments in Africa, Madagascar and Southeast Asia, and anyone who has an interest in discovering the true diversity of our order, the Primates.

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From the reviews:

“The book is well edited and informative, and addresses theoretical issues actively being explored by prosimian biologists today. … this book is overall an interesting volume of conference proceedings – helpful for students, lecturers, laboratory and field researchers, and for those who seek a specific reference or a first overview of a certain topic.” (E. Johanna Rode, Folia Primatologica, Vol. 85 (1), 2014)

“This book presents current knowledge and perspectives on the future relating to various domains of prosimian biology in the form of short and readable chapters. … This volume will benefit not only prosimian biologists but also all primatologists, researchers focused on small mammals, and conservation biologists. The studies in this book provide the fundamentals for the next decade of prosimian biology.” (Hiroki Sato, Primates, December, 2013)


Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • What’s in a Name? Higher Level Taxonomy of the Prosimian Primates

    Masters, Judith (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Species-Level Diversity Among Malagasy Lemurs

    Tattersall, Ian

    Pages 11-20

  • Strepsirhine Divergence Dates Estimated from Mitochondrial Gene Sequences, and the Status of Daubentonia madagascariensis

    Montagnon, Daniel

    Pages 21-32

  • Organismal Biology, Molecular Systematics, and Phylogenetic Reconstruction

    Schwartz, Jeffrey H.

    Pages 33-39

  • Is Temporal Plasticity in Lemurs a Strategy for Dealing with Unpredictable or Predictable, Seasonal Environments?

    Curtis, Deborah J. (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

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eBook $159.00
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4510-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9948-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leaping Ahead
Book Subtitle
Advances in Prosimian Biology
Editors
  • Judith Masters
  • Marco Gamba
  • Fabien Génin
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4511-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4511-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4510-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9948-1
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 410
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