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Productivity Press
23 May 2017
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Offers chapters by renowned experts which are comprised of three subunits: a theoretical discussion of the content area, a description of the methods employed to address the content area, and finally, and most importantly, a discussion of the ways that relevant aspects of the content area can be easily employed/adapted to enhance the behavioral management of NHPs Provides case studies that highlight the areas of expertise of the authors and emphasize 'success stories' that can be used to develop behavioral management strategies and build behavioral management programs Presents 'Genera-specific' chapters which focus on behavioral management strategies that, typically, are successfully employed with particular taxa of NHPs Includes a novel, pioneering 'Product/services' section that provides the producers of important technologies, equipment, and services with an opportunity to highlight the ways in which their products enhance the ability of their clients to manage the behavior of NHPs Illustrated with full color images and drawings throughout.

The Handbook of Primate Behavioral Management (HPBM) fills a void in the scientific literature, providing those who work with nonhuman primates (NHPs) with a centralized reference for many issues related to the care and behavioral management of captive nonhuman primates. While there are numerous publications scattered throughout the literature that deal with the behavioral management of NHPs, this comprehensive handbook is the first single-source reference to summarize and synthesize this information. The HPBM is organized into six complementary parts starting with an introductory section. The book then provides in-depth coverage of content issues, applications and implementation, genera-specific chapters, technology-related questions involved in the behavioral management of NHPs, and a concluding section.

Primate behavioral management is a topic that has recently generated a considerable number of primary publications in the scientific literature, mostly with an applied focus. Similarly, there are many primary publications currently available that address more basic issues related to the understanding of primate behavior. One of the principal goals of the HPBM is to highlight and synthesize basic science advances that can be adapted and applied to enhance the behavioral management of captive NHPs.
Edited by:   Steven J. Schapiro (The University of TX MD Anderson Cancer Cntr.)
Imprint:   Productivity Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   1.338kg
ISBN:   9781498731959
ISBN 10:   1498731953
Pages:   529
Publication Date:   23 May 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Steven J. Schapiro is an associate professor of comparative medicine in the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Schapiro earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis in 1985 after receiving his B.A. in behavioral biology from Johns Hopkins University. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Caribbean Primate Research Center of the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Schapiro has participated in international meetings and courses on primatology and laboratory animal science in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has edited the three volumes of the third edition of the Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science along with Jann Hau. He has also coedited one issue of the ILAR Journal. He is a member of a number of primatology and animal behavior societies, and is currently the treasurer and vice president for membership of the International Primatological Society. He is also a past president, former treasurer, and former meeting coordinator of the American Society of Primatologists, as well as an Honorary member of the Association of Primate Veterinarians. Dr. Schapiro is an advisor or consultant for a number of primate facilities that produce, manage, and conduct research with nonhuman primates in the United States and abroad.

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