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Oxford University Press
11 April 2013
Primates, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, have always captured the curiosity and attention of scientific researchers. Their close relationship to us makes them fascinating, and it has forced us to pay attention as primate populations around the world are increasingly threatened with extinction, often due to our own actions. This book synthesizes state-of-the-art techniques for researchers studying primates to understand primate ecology, or their relationships to each other and to the environment, and to use that information to conserve primate populations and reduce their threat of extinction.
Edited by:   Eleanor Sterling (Center for Biodiversity and Conservation American Museum of Natural History), Nora Bynum (Office of Global Strategy and Programs, Duke University), Mary Blair (Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   672g
ISBN:   9780199659456
ISBN 10:   0199659451
Series:   Techniques in Ecology & Conservation
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   11 April 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1: Eleanor J. Sterling, Nora Bynum, and Mary E. Blair: Introduction: Why a New Methods Book on Primate Ecology and Conservation? 2: Andrew J. Plumptre, Eleanor J. Sterling, and Stephen T. Buckland: Primate Census and Survey Techniques 3: Kenneth E. Glander: Darting, Anesthesia, and Handling 4: Michael P. Muehlenbein and Cari M. Lewis: Health Assessment and Epidemiology 5: Beth A. Kaplin and Apollinaire William: Behavior within Groups 6: E. Johanna Rode, Carrie J. Stengel, and K. Anne-Isola Nekaris: Habitat Assessment and Species Niche Modeling 7: Andrew J. Marshall and Serge Wich: Characterization of Primate Environments through Assessment of Plant Phenology 8: Erin P. Riley and Amanda L. Ellwanger: Methods in Ethnoprimatology: Exploring the Human-Nonhuman Primate Interface 9: Michelle Brown and Margaret Crofoot: Social and Spatial Relationships between Primate Groups 10: Charles H. Janson and Sarah F. Brosnan: Experiments in Primatology: From the Lab to the Field and Back Again 11: Jessica M. Rothman, Erin R. Vogel, and Scott A. Blumenthal: Diet and Nutrition 12: Jutta Schmid: Physiology and Energetics 13: Nga Nguyen: Primate Behavioral Endocrinology 14: Mary E. Blair and Alba L. Morales-Jimenez: Population Genetics, Molecular Phylogenetics, and Phylogeography 15: Olga L. Montenegro: Demography, Life Histories, and Population Dynamics 16: Mary E. Blair, Nora Bynum, and Eleanor J. Sterling: Determining Conservation Status and Contributing to Conservation Action 17: Dean Gibson and Colleen McCann: Captive Breeding and Ex Situ Conservation 18: Joshua Linder, Sarah Sawyer, and Justin Brashares: Primates in Trade 19: Eleanor J. Sterling, Nora Bynum, and Mary E. Blair: Conclusion: The Future of Studying Primates in a Changing World

Eleanor J. Sterling, Ph.D., is the Director of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC). She studies the distribution patterns of biodiversity in tropical regions of the world and has more than 25 years of field research experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where she has conducted surveys and censuses, as well as behavioral and ecological studies of primates, whales, and other mammals. Dr Sterling has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University since 1997, and as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from 2002-2012. She sat on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology from 2001-2010 and was the Chair of the Society's Education Committee from 2005-2010. She received her B.A. from Yale College in 1983 and her M. Phil and Ph.D. in Anthropology and Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University in 1993. Nora Bynum, Ph.D., is the Associate Vice Provost of Global Strategy and Programs at Duke University. For the past 15 years, Nora has worked in international capacity building and training in the Americas, Asia, and Africa, while continuing to conduct research on primates in Indonesia and Mexico, and research on phenology, seasonality and climate change in tropical forests of Costa Rica. Nora is also an Adjunct Professor at Duke University, where she has taught since 1995. She serves as Chair of the Board of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) and as Chair of the Education Committee for the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in Anthropology and Forestry and Environmental Studies, and her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Duke University. Mary E. Blair, Ph.D., is a Biodiversity Scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. Her current research integrates molecular techniques with geographic information systems (GIS) modeling to understand the behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary responses of primates to environmental change. She completed her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Primatology at Columbia University, where her dissertation research focused on how habitat fragmentation affects dispersal and the distribution of genetic variation among populations of the endangered Central American Squirrel Monkey in Costa Rica. She was an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Writing Fellow and received her B.A. in Biology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College.

Reviews for Primate Ecology and Conservation

This book is suitable for undergraduate/graduate students and professional researchers in the field of primate ecology and conservation biology. It will also provide a valuable empirical reference text for conservation practitioners. Yamato Tsuji, Primates this is a great book, packed with information, full of technical details but still accessible to nonexperts on a specific discipline or technique ... I believe this book will soon become a must in any University library ... it is an excellent read for students, scientists and practitioners involved with animal management and conservation. Bonaventura Majolo, Animal Beahviour There is a huge corpus of knowledge condensed here, that will enable anyone wishing to develop research on primates in the wild to see what is now possible, and the types of questions that can be addressed. David L. Hawksworth, Biodiversity and Conservation the content provides a good overview to the numerous topics related to the study of primate ecology and conservation. ... the book will be very useful as a quick key reference to field project managers, students, and project supervisors wishing to plan and/or teach methodological aspects of primate ecology and conservation research. Camille N.Z. Coudrat, Folia Primatol

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