Primate Life Histories, Sex Roles, and Adaptability

Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan

  • Urs Kalbitzer
  • Katharine M. Jack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Emőke J. E. Szathmáry
    Pages 1-14
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-18
    2. Mary S. M. Pavelka, Lauren J. N. Brent, D. P. Croft, Linda M. Fedigan
      Pages 37-55
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-77
    2. Katharine M. Jack, Linda M. Fedigan
      Pages 91-115
    3. Eva C. Wikberg, Katharine M. Jack, Linda M. Fedigan, Shoji Kawamura
      Pages 117-132
    4. Sarah E. Turner, Masayuki Nakamichi, Toshikazu Nobuhara, Hisami Nobuhara, Simon M. Reader
      Pages 133-155
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-159
    2. Amanda D. Melin, Shasta E. Webb, Rachel E. Williamson, Kenneth L. Chiou
      Pages 161-192
    3. Mackenzie L. Bergstrom, Amanda D. Melin, Monica S. Myers, Linda M. Fedigan
      Pages 213-243
  6. Part IV

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 375-385

About this book


Professor Linda M. Fedigan, Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has made major contributions to our understanding of the behavioural ecology of primates. Furthermore, Linda Fedigan pioneered and continues to advance scholarship on the role of women in science, as well as actively promoting the inclusion of women in the academy. A symposium in honour of her career was held in Banff (Alberta, Canada) in December 2016, during which former and current students and collaborators, as well as scientists with similar research interests, presented and discussed their work and their connections to Linda Fedigan. These presentations and discussions are here presented as chapters in this festschrift. 

The original works presented in this book are organized around four major research areas that have been greatly advanced and influenced by Linda Fedigan:
  • Primate life histories
  • Sex roles, gender, and science
  • Primate-environment interactions
  • Primate adaptation to changing environments


Primate Life-histories Feeding ecology Changing environments Conservation Sex roles Sexual conflict Dominance Reproductive success Menopause

Editors and affiliations

  • Urs Kalbitzer
    • 1
  • Katharine M. Jack
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, QC, CanadaDepartment of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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