Leaping Ahead

Advances in Prosimian Biology

  • Judith Masters
  • Marco Gamba
  • Fabien Génin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Systematics and Evolution

  3. General Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Laurie R. Godfrey, Gary T. Schwartz, William L. Jungers, Kierstin K. Catlett, Karen E. Samonds, Stephen J. King et al.
      Pages 51-59
    3. Jörg U. Ganzhorn, Andreas Hapke, Petra Lahann, Brigitte Raharivololona, Jean-Baptiste Ramanamanjato, Ernest Refaly et al.
      Pages 61-69
    4. Andreas Hapke, Tony B. D. Andrianaivo, Mark Gligor, Emilienne Razafimahatratra
      Pages 71-77
    5. Guy Hermas Randriatahina, N. Sylviane M. Volampeno
      Pages 105-110
  4. Behavioral Ecology

About this book


Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology presents a summary of the state of prosimian biology as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. The book covers a wide range of topics, from assessments of diversity and evolutionary scenarios, through ecophysiology, cognition, behavioral and sensory ecology, to the conservation and survival prospects of this extraordinary and diverse group of mammals. The book highlights the passion prosimian researchers feel for their study subjects and with their deep concern for the future of prosimians in the face of ongoing habitat destruction and the burgeoning threat of bushmeat hunting.

Chapters for this volume were contributed by researchers from across the globe; they attest to the diversity, vibrancy and rapid growth of prosimian biology, and to the intellectual advances that have revolutionized this field in recent years. Since its earliest beginnings, prosimian research and its resultant literature have had a strong francophone component, and researchers in many prosimian habitat countries are more comfortable reading and writing in French rather than English. French summaries of all chapters have been included. The volume is targeted at researchers, both those entering the field and established scientists, who have an interest in the biology of primates and small mammals. It is also aimed at conservation biologists seeking a deeper understanding of the faunas and conservation developments in Africa, Madagascar and Southeast Asia, and anyone who has an interest in discovering the true diversity of our order, the Primates.    



Editors and affiliations

  • Judith Masters
    • 1
  • Marco Gamba
    • 2
  • Fabien Génin
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. ZoologyUniversity of Fort HareAliceSouth Africa
  2. 2.Dipto. Biologia Animale e dell'UomoUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.School Biological and Conservation Sci.University of KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4511-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4510-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4511-1
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