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Primate Ecology and Conservation

Eleanor Sterling, Nora Bynum, and Mary Blair


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. This 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 volume’s particular focus is on innovative ways to study primates in a changing wor ... More

Keywords: primates, ecology, conservation, research, management, field methods, laboratory methods, data analysis, conservation status

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659449
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eleanor Sterling, editor
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

Nora Bynum, editor
Office of Global Strategy and Programs, Duke University

Mary Blair, editor
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

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1 Introduction: why a new methods book on primate ecology and conservation?

Eleanor J. Sterling, Nora Bynum and Mary E. Blair

2 Primate census and survey techniques

Andrew J. Plumptre, Eleanor J. Sterling and, Stephen T. Buckland

4 Health assessment and epidemiology

Michael P. Muehlenbein and Cari M. Lewis

5 Behavior within groups

Beth A. Kaplin and Apollinaire William

6 Habitat assessment and species niche modeling

E. Johanna Rode, Carrie J. Stengel, and K. Anne-Isola Nekaris

9 Social and spatial relationships between primate groups

Michelle Brown and Margaret Crofoot

11 Diet and nutrition

Jessica M. Rothman,, Erin R. Vogel, and Scott A. Blumenthal

17 Captive breeding and ex situ conservation

Dean Gibson and Colleen McCann

18 Primates in trade

Joshua M. Linder, Sarah C. Sawyer and Justin S. Brashares

19 Conclusion: the future of studying primates in a changing world

Eleanor J. Sterling, Nora Bynum and Mary E. Blair

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