Primate ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques
- 1st ed.
- Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xvi, 425 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Techniques in ecology and conservation series.
QL737 .P9 P672334 2013
- Unknown QL737 .P9 P672334 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -418) and index.
- 1. Introduction: Why a New Methods Book on Primate Ecology and Conservation? -- 2. Primate Census and Survey Techniques -- 3. Darting, Anesthesia, and Handling -- 4. Health Assessment and Epidemiology -- 5. Behavior within Groups -- 6. Habitat Assessment and Species Niche Modeling -- 7. Characterization of Primate Environments through Assessment of Plant Phenology -- 8. Methods in Ethnoprimatology: Exploring the Human-Nonhuman Primate Interface -- 9. Social and Spatial Relationships between Primate Groups -- 10. Experiments in Primatology: From the Lab to the Field and Back Again -- 11. Diet and Nutrition -- 12. Physiology and Energetics -- 13. Primate Behavioral Endocrinology -- 14. Population Genetics, Molecular Phylogenetics, and Phylogeography -- 15. Demography, Life Histories, and Population Dynamics -- 16. Determining Conservation Status and Contributing to Conservation Action -- 17. Captive Breeding and Ex Situ Conservation -- 18. Primates in Trade -- 19. Conclusion: The Future of Studying Primates in a Changing World.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The study of primate ecology and conservation has advanced rapidly in recent years. This practical volume brings together a group of distinguished primate researchers to synthesize field, laboratory, and conservation management techniques for primate ecology and conservation. The synthesis focuses on new and emerging field methods alongside a comprehensive presentation of laboratory and data analysis techniques, as well as the latest methods for determining conservation status and conservation management. This book's particular focus is on innovative ways to study primates in a changing world, including emerging methods such as non-invasive genetic techniques and advanced spatial modeling. In addition to synthesizing field and lab methods, the authors also discuss data interpretation, as well as important guiding questions and principles for students and researchers to consider as they plan research projects in primate ecology and conservation such as: how to choose a field site, acquire research permits, connect with local authorities, communities and researchers, and many other considerations. Although three chapters are dedicated to conservation methods, consideration of conservation status and threats to primate populations are considered throughout this volume where appropriate. This latest publication in the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series aims to provide a practical empirical reference text with an international scope, appropriate for graduate students, researchers, and conservation professionals across the globe.
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- Publication date
- edited by Eleanor J. Sterling, Nora Bynum and Mary E. Blair.
- Techniques in ecology and conservation series