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Behavioral Flexibility in Primates: Causes and Consequences


About this book


Primate Order behavior behavioral diversity behavioral ecology behavioral flexibility coevolution ecology female primates phenotype phenotypic plasticity primate behavior primate signatures primates primatology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fayetteville State UniversityFayetteville
  2. 2.Theoretical Primatology ProjectFayetteville
  3. 3.Community Conservation, Inc.Gays Mills

About the authors

Clara B. Jones, Ph.D. has studied spiders, fish, monkeys, and humans, including work in the field, in zoological gardens, and in the laboratory. Most of her research, beginning in 1973, has been conducted on the howling monkeys of Central America. Her publications primarily relate to sexual selection, reproductive competition, social organization, interindividual conflicts of interest, dispersal, and evolution in heterogeneous regimes. She has also contributed to the literature on primate conservation and population biology.

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From the reviews:

"The behavioral flexibility of primates is widely appreciated, but it is rare to find a book like this one, which treats the topic with the analytical attention it deserves. Clara Jones draws heavily on examples … to illustrate why considers the ability to respond to changing conditions to be one of the signature traits of primates. … Behavioral Flexibility in Primates is a slim volume whose 138 pages of text are supplemented with a helpful glossary of technical terms and references … ." (Karen B. Strier, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 27 (2), April, 2006)