Movement Ecology of Neotropical Forest Mammals

Focus on Social Animals

  • Rafael Reyna-Hurtado
  • Colin A. Chapman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Colin A. Chapman, Rafael Reyna-Hurtado
    Pages 1-3
  3. Christopher A. Jordan, Brendan Hoover, Armando J. Dans, Cody Schank, Jennifer A. Miller
    Pages 5-19
  4. José Fernando Moreira-Ramírez, Rafael Reyna-Hurtado, Mircea Hidalgo-Mihart, Eduardo J. Naranjo, Milton C. Ribeiro, Rony García-Anleu et al.
    Pages 21-37
  5. Maria Luisa S. P. Jorge, Alexine Keuroghlian, Jennifer Bradham, Júlia Emi F. Oshima, Milton Cezar Ribeiro
    Pages 39-55
  6. Cécile Richard-Hansen, Rachel Berzins, Matthis Petit, Ondine Rux, Bertrand Goguillon, Luc Clément
    Pages 57-75
  7. Ninon F. V. Meyer, Ricardo Moreno, Miguel Angel Martínez-Morales, Rafael Reyna-Hurtado
    Pages 77-93
  8. Francisco Grotta-Neto, José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
    Pages 95-109
  9. Fernando M. Contreras-Moreno, Mircea G. Hidalgo-Mihart, Wilfrido M. Contreras-Sánchez
    Pages 111-123
  10. Juan Carlos Serio-Silva, Ricarda Ramírez-Julián, Timothy M. Eppley, Colin A. Chapman
    Pages 125-140
  11. Carolina Gómez-Posada, Jennifer Rey-Goyeneche, Elkin A. Tenorio
    Pages 195-215
  12. Rafael Reyna-Hurtado, Colin A. Chapman
    Pages 263-267
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 269-274

About this book


This book brings a unique perspective to animal movement studies because all cases came from tropical environments where the great diversity, either biological and structurally (trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes), presents the animal with several options to fulfill its live requirements. These conditions have forced the evolution of unique movement patterns and ecological strategies. Movement is an essential process in the life of all organisms. Animals move because they are hungry, thirsty, to avoid being eaten, or because they want to find mates. Understanding the causes and consequences of animal movement is not an easy task for behavioural ecologists. Many animals are shy, move in secretive ways and are very sensible to human presence, therefore, studying the movements of mammals in tropical environments present logistical and methodological challenges that have recently started to be solved by ecologist around the world. In this book we are compiling a set of extraordinary cases where researchers have used some of the modern technology and the strongest methodological approaches to understand movement patterns in wild tropical mammals. We hope this book will inspire and encourage young researchers to investigate wild mammal´s movements in some of the amazing tropical environments of the world.     


neotropical mammals social animals ecology movement ecology neotropical wildlife ecology conservation biology fusion- fission behaviour spider monkey black howler monkey tropical forest squirrel monkeys woolly monkey white-lipped peccary

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Reyna-Hurtado
    • 1
  • Colin A. Chapman
    • 2
  1. 1.El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Department of Biodiversity ConservationLermaMexico
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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