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Primatology Monographs

Primates and Cetaceans

Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies

Editors: Yamagiwa, Juichi, Karczmarski, Leszek (Eds.)

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  • Results of long-term studies presented as a comprehensive overview offer a wealth of in-depth information
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In this book, the editors present a view of the socioecology of primates and cetaceans in a comparative perspective to elucidate the social evolution of highly intellectual mammals in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Despite obvious differences in morphology and eco-physiology, there are many cases of comparable, sometimes strikingly similar patterns of sociobehavioral complexity. A number of long-term field studies have accumulated a substantial amount of data on the life history of various taxa, foraging ecology, social and sexual relationships, demography, and various patterns of behavior: from dynamic fission–fusion to long-term stable societies; from male-bonded to bisexually bonded to matrilineal groups.

Primatologists and cetologists have come together to provide four evolutionary themes: (1) social complexity and behavioral plasticity, (2) life history strategies and social evolution, (3) the interface between behavior, demography, and conservation, and (4) selected topics in comparative behavior. These comparisons of taxa that are evolutionarily distant but live in comparable complex sociocognitive environments boost our appreciation of their sophisticated mammalian societies and can advance our understanding of the ecological factors that have shaped their social evolution. This knowledge also facilitates a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges these animals face in the human-dominated world and may improve the capacity and effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

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“The book Primates and Cetaceans contains a vast body of information and excellent reviews of and hypotheses on these diverse mammalian groups. … of equal interest to independent primatologists and cetologists, and young researchers and students who seek study topics and/or hypotheses. It is the very first direct comparison of primates and cetaceans, and thus, provides a starting point for possible collaboration between primatologists and cetologists.” (Tadamichi Morisaka, Primates, July, 2014)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • How Ecological Conditions Affect the Abundance and Social Organization of Folivorous Monkeys

    Pages 3-23

    Chapman, Colin A. (et al.)

  • Dusky Dolphins: Flexibility in Foraging and Social Strategies

    Pages 25-42

    Würsig, Bernd (et al.)

  • Socioecological Flexibility of Gorillas and Chimpanzees

    Pages 43-74

    Yamagiwa, Juichi (et al.)

  • You Are What You Eat: Foraging Specializations and Their Influence on the Social Organization and Behavior of Killer Whales

    Pages 75-98

    Ford, John K. B. (et al.)

  • Japanese Macaques: Habitat-Driven Divergence in Social Dynamics

    Pages 99-114

    Hanya, Goro

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primates and Cetaceans
Book Subtitle
Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies
Editors
  • Juichi Yamagiwa
  • Leszek Karczmarski
Series Title
Primatology Monographs
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54523-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54523-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54522-4
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56139-2
Series ISSN
2190-5967
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 439
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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