Reproduction and Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological, and Life History Perspectives


ISBN: 978-0-387-30688-9 (Print) 978-0-387-33674-9 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Perspectives on Reproduction and Life History in Baboons

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-15

      Perspectives on Reproduction and Life History in Baboons

  3. Reproductive Behavior and Mating Strategies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

    2. Chapter

      Pages 19-51

      Infant Mortality, Paternity Certainty, and Female Reproductive Strategies in Hamadryas Baboons

    3. Chapter

      Pages 53-79

      Female Behavioral Strategies of Hybrid Baboons in the Awash National Park, Ethiopia

    4. Chapter

      Pages 81-103

      Hybrid Baboons and the Origins of the Hamadryas Male Reproductive Strategy

    5. Chapter

      Pages 105-121

      The Social and Ecological Flexibility of Guinea Baboons: Implications for Guinea Baboon Social Organization and Male Strategies

    6. Chapter

      Pages 123-143

      Social Organization, Reproductive Systems, and Mediation of Baboon Endogenous Virus (BaEV) Copy Number in Gelada, Hamadryas, and Other Papio Baboons

  4. Life History, Development, and Parenting Strategies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145

    2. Chapter

      Pages 147-176

      Reproduction, Mortality, and Female Reproductive Success in Chacma Baboons of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

    3. Chapter

      Pages 177-197

      Maternal Characteristics and Offspring Growth in Chacma Baboons: A Life History Perspective

    4. Chapter

      Pages 199-224

      Whose Life Is It Anyway? Maternal Investment, Developmental Trajectories, and Life History Strategies in Baboons

    5. Chapter

      Pages 225-255

      Ontogeny, Life History, and Maternal Investment in Baboons

    6. Chapter

      Pages 257-275

      Testicular Size, Developmental Trajectories, and Male Life History Strategies in Four Baboon Taxa

    7. Chapter

      Pages 277-303

      The Evolutionary Past and the Research Future: Environmental Variation and Life History Flexibility in a Primate Lineage

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 305-322