Movement Ecology of Neotropical Forest Mammals

Focus on Social Animals

Editors: Reyna-Hurtado, Rafael, Chapman, Colin (Eds.)

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  • This is the first book to address movement ecology of Neotropical mammals There is a lack of a comprehensive compilation of Neotropical fauna studies specially concerning movement ecology.There is a growing literature body on Neotropical mammals ecology that needs to be framed within science disciplines such as movement ecology 

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This book brings a unique perspective to animal movement studies because all cases came from tropical environments where the great diversity, either biological and structurally (trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes), presents the animal with several options to fulfill its live requirements. These conditions have forced the evolution of unique movement patterns and ecological strategies. Movement is an essential process in the life of all organisms. Animals move because they are hungry, thirsty, to avoid being eaten, or because they want to find mates. Understanding the causes and consequences of animal movement is not an easy task for behavioural ecologists. Many animals are shy, move in secretive ways and are very sensible to human presence, therefore, studying the movements of mammals in tropical environments present logistical and methodological challenges that have recently started to be solved by ecologist around the world. In this book we are compiling a set of extraordinary cases where researchers have used some of the modern technology and the strongest methodological approaches to understand movement patterns in wild tropical mammals. We hope this book will inspire and encourage young researchers to investigate wild mammal´s movements in some of the amazing tropical environments of the world.

About the authors

Rafael Reyna-Hurtado is a Mexican biologist that has studied tropical ungulates since 1997 in Mesoamerica and Uganda. Rafael obtained a Master degree and PhD degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in University of Florida. He also conducted a three years postdoctoral study in McGill University, Montreal, Canada with focus in Africa terrestrial mammals. Rafael has published more than 60 articles among scientific papers, book chapters and public contributions. Rafael has focused on the study of the movement ecology of a social species, the white-lipped peccary in the Calakmul forest of Mexico. Rafael is a professor of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Campeche city, Southern Mexico where he has formed a team of highly qualified students that are conducting studies in movement patterns of tropical ungulates in all Mesoamerica. 

Colin A. Chapman is a professor of Department of Anthropology of McGill University who has published more than 400 scientific papers and has extensively studied primates socio-ecological relationship. Colin has experiences in Costa Rica, Mexico but has focused the last 29 years to studied primates communities of Kibale National Park in Uganda in one of the longest studies in primates ever conducted.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Why Movement Ecology Matters

    Chapman, Colin A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • The Impact of Hurricane Otto on Baird’s Tapir Movement in Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve

    Jordan, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 5-19

  • White-Lipped Peccary Home-Range Size in the Maya Forest of Guatemala and México

    Moreira-Ramírez, José Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • White-Lipped Peccary Movement and Range in Agricultural Lands of Central Brazil

    Jorge, Maria Luisa S. P. (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • Movements of White-Lipped Peccary in French Guiana

    Richard-Hansen, Cécile (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03463-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03462-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Movement Ecology of Neotropical Forest Mammals
Book Subtitle
Focus on Social Animals
Editors
  • Rafael Reyna-Hurtado
  • Colin Chapman
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03463-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03463-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03462-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 274
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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