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Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Primates of Western Uganda

Editors: Newton-Fisher, N., Notman, H., Paterson, J.D., Reynolds, V. (Eds.)

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Written by an international array of primatologists, this volume provides a series of scientific accounts with topics that range from taxonomy and biogeography to ecology, behavior and physiology, and ultimately, to conservation. The species studied range from nocturnal strepsirrhines to chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. Every study is new, published here for the first time. Together they provide a collection of fresh discoveries and insights, and this book reflects both current patterns of reseach and the diversity of the primates of western Uganda.

About the authors

The editors of this volume are all experienced primatologists. Vernon Reynolds studied chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, Uganda, in 1962, and wrote his first book about that experience. He subsequently returned to found the Budongo Forest Project in 1990. This highly successful project continues today. Recently Prof Reynolds published a definitive volume about the Budongo Forest chimpanzees: The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest, published by Oxford University Press in 2005.

James Paterson had a long career as a primatologist at the University of Calgary, and specialized in the study of baboons and other monkeys. Hugh Notman studied the Sonso chimpanzees in 1996, and then again in 1999 and 2000 when he collected data on pant-hoot vocalizations for his doctoral research.

Nicholas Newton-Fisher began studying chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest in 1994, his doctoral research on the relationships of adult male chimpanzees - a rather neglected area at that time. He was the first to study the chimpanzees of the Sonso region of the Budongo forest, having first to habituate them to behavioural observation at close quarters, and to being trailed through the forest. His studies of this chimpanzee society has continued to the present day and forms the foundation and framework for research conducted by others on these chimpanzees. He has published numerous articles on the behaviour and ecology of these chimpanzees, and, in collaboration with others including Vernon Reynolds, his research has provided a deep understanding of this unique community. His current interest is in the use of aggression by male chimpanzees to coerce females’ mating behaviour, and the strategies used by females to counter such aggression. He has discovered vigorous retaliation by females against male aggression, including females forming coalitions to respond to males, a behaviour otherwise unreported in wild chimpanzees.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Taxonomy and Biogeography of the Primates of Western Uganda

    Pages 3-20

    Groves, Colin

  • Factors Influencing Variation in the Population Densities of Colobus guereza, Within Selectively Logged Forest at the Budongo Forest Reserve

    Pages 23-43

    Preece, Graham Anthony

  • How Does the Golden Monkey of the Virungas Cope in a Fruit-Scarce Environment?

    Pages 45-60

    Twinomugisha, Dennis (et al.)

  • The Diet of Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda

    Pages 61-73

    Okecha, Adam Alberts (et al.)

  • Aspects of Diet, Foraging, and Seed Predation in Ugandan Forest Baboons

    Pages 75-92

    Paterson, James D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primates of Western Uganda
Editors
  • Nicholas Newton-Fisher
  • Hugh Notman
  • James Durward Paterson
  • Vernon Reynolds
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33505-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-33505-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-32342-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2184-0
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 516
Number of Illustrations
86 b/w illustrations
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