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Long-Term Field Studies of Primates

Editors: Kappeler, Peter M., Watts, David P. (Eds.)

  • First collection of chapters on diverse primate long-term field studies
  • Covers projects on all major primate radiations
  • Features new data along with insights that were only possible because of the long-term nature of the study
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Some primate field studies have been on-going for decades, covering significant portions of individual life cycles or even multiple generations. In this volume, leading field workers report on the history and infrastructure of their projects in Madagascar, Africa, Asia and South America. More importantly, they provide summaries of their long-term research efforts on primate behaviour, ecology and life history, highlighting insights that were only possible because of the long-term nature of the study. The chapters of this volume collectively outline the many scientific reasons for studying primate behaviour, ecology and demography over multiple generations. This kind of research is typically necessitated by the relatively slow life histories of primates. Moreover, a complete understanding of social organization and behaviour, factors often influenced by rare but important events, requires long-term data collection. Finally, long-term field projects are also becoming increasingly important foci of local conservation activities.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The Values and Challenges of Long-Term Field Studies

    Kappeler, Peter M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Berenty Reserve, Madagascar: A Long Time in a Small Space

    Jolly, Alison

    Pages 21-44

  • Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve: Long-Term Research on Lemurs in Southwestern Madagascar

    Sussman, Robert W. (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

  • Long-Term Lemur Research at Centre Valbio, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

    Wright, Patricia C. (et al.)

    Pages 67-100

  • A 15-Year Perspective on the Social Organization and Life History of Sifaka in Kirindy Forest

    Kappeler, Peter M. (et al.)

    Pages 101-121

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-22514-7
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43558-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long-Term Field Studies of Primates
Editors
  • Peter M. Kappeler
  • David P. Watts
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22514-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22514-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22513-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43558-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 464
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