New Directions in Lemur Studies

  • Berthe Rakotosamimanana
  • Hanta Rasamimanana
  • Jörg U. Ganzhorn
  • Steven M. Goodman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anne D. Yoder, Berthe Rakotosamimanana, Thomas J. Parsons
    Pages 1-17
  3. Laurie R. Godfrey, William L. Jungers, Elwyn L. Simons, Prithijit S. Chatrath, Berthe Rakotosamimanana
    Pages 19-53
  4. Gisèle Francine Noro Randria
    Pages 55-68
  5. Léonard Razafimanantsoa
    Pages 69-81
  6. Sonja Drack, Sylvia Ortmann, Nathalie Bührmann, Jutta Schmid, Ruth D. Heldmaier, Gerhard Heldmaier et al.
    Pages 83-91
  7. Michael E. Pereira, Russ A. Strohecker, Sonia A. Cavigelli, Claude L. Hughes, David D. Pearson
    Pages 93-118
  8. Giuseppe Donati, Antonella Lunardini, Peter M. Kappeler
    Pages 119-137
  9. Bruno Simmen, Annette Hladik, Pierrette L. Ramasiarisoa, Sandra Iaconelli, Claude M. Hladik
    Pages 201-219
  10. Thomas Mutschler
    Pages 221-239
  11. Anna T. C. Feistner
    Pages 241-248
  12. Urs Thalmann, Alphonse Zaramody
    Pages 249-268
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 283-295

About this book


Over the course of the past decade, there has been an enormous augmentation in the amount of information available on the lemurs of Madagascar. These advances are closely coupled with an increase in the number of national and international researchers working on these animals. As a result, Madagascar has emerged as one of the principal sites of primatological studies in the world. Furthermore, the conserva­ tion community has a massive interest in the preservation of the natural habitats of the island, and lemurs serve as one of the symbols of this cause. Between 10 and 14 August 1998, the XVIIth International Primatology Society (IPS) Congress was held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. For a country that about a decade ago was largely closed to foreign visitors, this Congress constituted a massive event for the Malagasy scientific community and was assisted by about 550 primatolo­ gists from 35 different countries. Naturally, given the venue and context of the Con­ gress, many of the presentations dealt with lemurs and covered a very wide breadth of subjects.


behavior development ecology morphology phylogeny primates primatology social behavior

Editors and affiliations

  • Berthe Rakotosamimanana
    • 1
  • Hanta Rasamimanana
    • 1
  • Jörg U. Ganzhorn
    • 2
  • Steven M. Goodman
    • 3
  1. 1.Antananarivo UniversityAntananarivoMadagascar
  2. 2.University of HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7131-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4705-1
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