South American Primates

Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

  • Paul A. Garber
  • Alejandro Estrada
  • Júlio César Bicca-Marques
  • Eckhard W. Heymann
  • Karen B. Strier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada
      Pages 3-19
  3. Taxonomy, Distribution, Evolution, and Historical Biogeography of South American Primates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Anthony B. Rylands, Russell A. Mittermeier
      Pages 23-54
    3. Felipe Bandoni de Oliveira, Eder Cassola Molina, Gabriel Marroig
      Pages 55-68
    4. Alfred L. Rosenberger, Marcelo F. Tejedor, Siobhán B. Cooke, Stephen Pekar
      Pages 69-113
  4. Recent Theoretical Advances in Primate Behavior and Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Gregory E. Blomquist, Martin M. Kowalewski, Steven R. Leigh
      Pages 117-138
    3. Karen B. Strier, Sérgio L. Mendes
      Pages 139-155
    4. Patrícia Izar, Anita Stone, Sarah Carnegie, Érica S. Nakai
      Pages 157-189
    5. Stephen F. Ferrari
      Pages 251-277
    6. Marilyn A. Norconk, Barth W. Wright, Nancy L. Conklin-Brittain, Christopher J. Vinyard
      Pages 279-319
    7. Paul A. Garber, Júlio César Bicca-Marques, Maria Aparecida de O. Azevedo-Lopes
      Pages 365-385
  5. Conservation and Management of South American Primates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Benoit de Thoisy, Cécile Richard-Hansen, Carlos A. Peres
      Pages 389-412
    3. Naiara Pinto, Jesse Lasky, Rafael Bueno, Timothy H. Keitt, Mauro Galetti
      Pages 413-431
  6. Concluding Chapter

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 533-569

About this book


South America is home to perhaps the largest and most diversified radiation (some 200 species) of nonhuman primates on Earth. Given the conservation imperative associated with forest destruction and environmental change, and recent increases in the number of primate field studies, the editors of this volume have brought together a distinguished set of primatologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation scientists to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to develop models to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Chapters in the volume focus on issues of taxonomy, biogeography and evolution, reproduction and fertility, mating systems, demography and life history traits, genetics and kinship, cognition, feeding adaptations, predation, rainforest ecology, the affects of forest fragmentation on ecosystem health and disease, the impact of human hunting on mammalian communities, and competing pressures for land use between the local human population and the remaining primate population.


Conservation Dietary adaptations Evolution Fauna New World monkeys Primate Behavior Primate cognition South America Taxonomy ecology environment primates primatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Garber
    • 1
  • Alejandro Estrada
    • 2
  • Júlio César Bicca-Marques
    • 3
  • Eckhard W. Heymann
    • 4
  • Karen B. Strier
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Illinois at UrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexico
  3. 3.Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  4. 4.Universität GöttingenGermany
  5. 5.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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