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The Red Colobus Monkeys : Variation in Demography, Behavior, and Ecology of Endangered Species (Hardcover)

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Based on field studies spanning nearly 40 years, this reference book summarizes and integrates past research with new and previously unpublished information on the behavioral ecology of Africa's red colobus monkeys from study sites as diverse as Senegal, Uganda, and Zanzibar. It provides an unparalleled compilation of information on taxonomy, genetics, vocalizations, demography, social organization, dispersal, social behavior, reproduction, mortality factors, diet, ranging patterns, interspecific relations, and conservation. Social relationships in red colobus are less rigidly structured than in other African monkeys, resulting in considerable variation in social organization and group composition, both within and between taxa. This provides a unique opportunity to examine the extent to which social variables correlate with differences in habitat quality, demography, and predation by chimpanzees and humans. Unfortunately, at least half of the 18 taxa of red colobus are now threatened with extinction. Conservation problems are described, causal factors identified, and solutions proposed. This volume is intended not only to serve as a reference book, but to stimulate and guide future long-term research and to encourage effective conservation action.

This unique research level text is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in primatology, behavioral ecology, anthropology, and conservation biology.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780198529583
SKU 212585967
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0198529589
Release Date 8/13/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0349
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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