Primates in Fragments

Ecology and Conservation

  • Laura K. Marsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Laura K. Marsh
    Pages 1-10
  3. Laura K. Marsh
    Pages 11-16
  4. Evonnildo C. Gonçalves, Stephen F. Ferrari, Artur Silva, Paulo E. G. Coutinho, Elytânia V. Menezes, Maria Paula C. Schneider
    Pages 17-28
  5. Baoguo Li, Zhiyun Jia, Ruliang Pan, Baoping Ren
    Pages 29-51
  6. Colin A. Chapman, Michael J. Lawes, Lisa Naughton-Treves, Thomas Gillespie
    Pages 63-78
  7. Erika M. Rodriguez-Toledo, Salvador Mandujano, Francisco García-Orduña
    Pages 79-97
  8. Stephen F. Ferrari, Simone Iwanaga, André L. Ravetta, Francisco C. Freitas, Belmira A. R. Sousa, Luciane L. Souza et al.
    Pages 123-144
  9. Kellen A. Gilbert
    Pages 145-157
  10. Laura K. Marsh
    Pages 159-162
  11. Gabriel Ramos-Fernández, Bárbara Ayala-Orozco
    Pages 191-209
  12. Ernesto Rodríguez-Luna, Laura E. Domínguez-Domínguez, Jorge E. Morales-Mávil, Manuel Martínez-Morales
    Pages 229-250
  13. Júlio César Bicca-Marques
    Pages 283-303
  14. Laura K. Marsh
    Pages 305-307

About this book

Introduction

This volume was created initially from a symposium of the same name presented at the International Primatological Society's XVIII Congress in Adelaide. South Australia. 6-12 January 2000. Many of the authors who have contributed to this text could not attend the symposium. so this has become another vehicle for the rapidly growing discipline of Fragmentation Science among primatologists. Fragmentation has quickly become a field separate from general ecology. which underscores the severity of the situation since we as a planet are rapidly losing habitat of all types to human disturbance. Getting ecologists. particularly primatologists. to admit that they study in fragments is not easy. In the field of primatology. one studies many things. but rarely do those things (genetics. behavior. population dynamics) get called out as studies in fragmentation. For some reason "fragmentation primatologists" fear that our work is somehow "not as good" as those who study in continuous habitat. We worry that perhaps our subjects are not demonstrating as robust behaviors as they "should" given fragmented or disturbed habitat conditions. I had a colleague openly state that she did not work in fragmented forests. that she merely studied behavior when it was clear that her study sites. everyone of them. was isolated habitat. Our desire to be just another link in the data chain for wild primates is so strong that it makes us deny what kinds of habitats we are working in. However.

Keywords

behavior ecology forest genetics population dynamics primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura K. Marsh
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3770-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-3772-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3770-7
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