Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

High Altitude Primates

Editors: Grow, Nanda B., Gursky-Doyen, Sharon, Krzton, Ali (Eds.)

  • The most up to date research on how high altitude affects the behavior, ecology, evolution and conservation status of primates, especially in comparison to lowland populations
  • Reviews how a specific environmental feature affects primates as a whole
  • Details how high altitude populations are important not only because of their uniqueness, but also because they highlight the range of primate adaptability and the complex variables that are involved in primate evolution
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The basic goal of the volume is to compile the most up to date research on how high altitude affects the behavior, ecology, evolution and conservation status of primates, especially in comparison to lowland populations.  Historically, the majority of primate studies have focused on lowland populations.  However, as the lowlands have been disappearing, more and more primatologists have begun studying populations located in higher altitudes.  High altitude populations are important not only because of their uniqueness, but also because they highlight the range of primate adaptability and the complex variables that are involved in primate evolution.  These populations are good examples of how geographic scales result in diversification and/or speciation. Yet, there have been very few papers addressing how this high altitude environment affects the behavior, ecology, and conservation status of these primates.   ​

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Effects of Altitude on the Conservation Biogeography of Lemurs in SouthEast Madagascar

    Lehman, Shawn M.

    Pages 3-22

  • Hibernation Patterns of Dwarf Lemurs in the High Altitude Forest of Eastern Madagascar

    Blanco, Marina B. (et al.)

    Pages 23-42

  • Altitudinal Distribution and Ranging Patterns of Pygmy Tarsiers (Tarsius pumilus)

    Grow, Nanda B.

    Pages 43-59

  • Biogeography and Conservation of Andean Primates in Peru

    Shanee, Sam (et al.)

    Pages 63-83

  • Population Density and Ecological Traits of Highland Woolly Monkeys at Cueva de los Guacharos National Park, Colombia

    Vargas, Sergio A. (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Altitude Primates
Editors
  • Nanda B. Grow
  • Sharon Gursky-Doyen
  • Ali Krzton
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8175-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8175-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8174-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5283-0
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations
Topics