New Perspectives in the Study of Mesoamerican Primates

Distribution, Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation

  • Alejandro Estrada
  • Paul A. Garber
  • Mary S. M. Pavelka
  • LeAndra Luecke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Movements of a wild night monkey (Aotus trivirgatus)

    1. Alejandro Estrada, Paul A. Garber, Mary S. M. Pavelka, LeAndra Luecke
      Pages 1-22
  3. Taxonomy and Biogeography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. A. Estrada, P. A. Garber, M. S. M. Pavelka
      Pages 25-27
    3. Anthony B. Rylands, Colin P. Groves, Russell A. Mittermeier, Liliana Cortés-Ortiz, Justin J. H. Hines
      Pages 29-79
  4. Population Responses to Disturbance

  5. Behavior and Ecology

  6. Conservation and Management Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. P. A. Garber, A. Estrada, M. S. M. Pavelka
      Pages 413-416
    3. Alejandro Estrada, Joel Saenz, Celia Harvey, Eduardo Naranjo, David Muñoz, Marleny Rosales-Meda
      Pages 437-470
    4. Alejandro Estrada, Sarie Van Belle, LeAndra Luecke, Marleney Rosales
      Pages 471-488
    5. Juan Carlos Serio-Silva, Víctor Rico-Gray, Gabriel Ramos-Fernández
      Pages 489-511
    6. Salvador Mandujano, Luis A. Escobedo-Morales, Rodolfo Palacios-Silva, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Erika M. Rodríguez-Toledo
      Pages 513-538
    7. Shelley M. Alexander, Mary S. M. Pavelka, Nicola H. Bywater
      Pages 539-560
  7. Synopsis and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 561-561
    2. Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada, Mary S. M. Pavelka
      Pages 563-584
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 585-600

About this book


The purpose of this volume is to present a comprehensive overview of recent advances in primate field research, ecology, and conservation biology in Mesoamerica. The overall goal of each contribution is to integrate newly collected field data with theoretical perspectives drawn from evolutionary biology, socioecology, biological anthropology, and conservation to identify how our current knowledge of primate behavior and ecology has moved beyond more traditional approaches. A corollary to this, and an important goal of the volume is to identify geographical regions and species for which we continue to lack sufficient information, to develop action plans for future research, and to identify areas for immediate conservation action. Despite many decades of primate research in Mesoamerica, much is still unknown concerning the basic ecology and behavior of these species, demography, current distribution, and conservation status of local populations, and the effectiveness of conservation policies on primate survivorship. Four major areas of research are the focus of the volume: Evolutionary Biology and Biogeography; Population Demography and Ecology; Behavior; and Conservation and Management Policies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alejandro Estrada
    • 1
  • Paul A. Garber
    • 2
  • Mary S. M. Pavelka
    • 3
  • LeAndra Luecke
    • 4
  1. 1.Estación de Biología Los Tuxtlas, Instituto de BiologíaUNAMSan Andrés Tuxtla, VeracruzMexico
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  4. 4.Department of AnthropologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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