, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 22–27

A model for relating troop size and home range area in a primate species

  • Hiroyuki Takasaki

DOI: 10.1007/BF02382292

Cite this article as:
Takasaki, H. Primates (1984) 25: 22. doi:10.1007/BF02382292


For relating troop size (N) and home range area (R), a simple model,QRN, whereQ denotes habitat quality and α is a constant, was examined using published field data forMacaca fuscata, M. mulatta andColobus guereza. In particular, theN-R direct proportionality of the model was tested for its validity and usefulness in comparison with a few less simple models. The implications of the present model are discussed in relation to bioenergetics and population dynamics.

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Takasaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Human Evolution Studies, Faculty of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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