Food Acquisition and Processing in Primates

  • David J. Chivers
  • Bernard A. Wood
  • Alan Bilsborough

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ecological Diversity and Food Acquisition

  3. Food Processing in Living Primates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. David J. Chivers, C. M. Hladik
      Pages 213-230
    3. Karen Hiiemae
      Pages 257-281
    4. P. W. Lucas, D. A. Luke
      Pages 283-301
    5. Wolfgang Maier
      Pages 303-330
    6. Christine M. Janis
      Pages 331-340
    7. Alan Boyde, Lawrence Martin
      Pages 341-367
    8. B. Demes, H. Preuschoft, J. E. A. Wolff
      Pages 369-390
    9. Johannes E. A. Wolff
      Pages 391-405
  4. Evolutionary Perspectives on Feeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Peter Andrews, Leslie Aiello
      Pages 429-466
    3. Richard F. Kay, Herbert H. Covert
      Pages 467-508
    4. D. J. Chivers, P. Andrews, H. Preuschoft, A. Bilsborough, B. A. Wood
      Pages 545-556
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 557-576

About this book


This book results from a two-day symposium and three-day workshop held in Cambridge between March 22nd and March 26th 1982 and sponsored by the Primate Society of Great Britain and the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. More than 100 primatologists attended the symposium and some 35 were invited to participate in the workshop. Speakers from Prance, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa and the U. S. A. , as weIl as the U. K. , were invited to contribute. In recent years feeling had strengthened that primatologists in Europe did not gather together sufficiently often. Distinctive tradit­ ions in primatology have developed in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy and the U. K. in particular, and it was feIt that attempts to blend them could only benefit primatology. Furthermore, studies of primate ecology, behaviour, anatomy, physiology and evolution have reached the points where further advances depend on inter-disciplinary collaboration. It was resolved to arrange a regular series of round­ table discussions on primate biology in Europe at the biennial meeting of the German Society for Anthropology and Human Genetics in Heidel­ berg in September 1979, where Holger Preuschoft organised sessions on primate ecology and anatomy. In June 1980 Michel Sakka convened a most effective working group in Paris to discuss cranial morphology and evolution. In 1982 it was the turn of the U. K.


anatomy ecology food genetics physiology processing

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Chivers
    • 1
  • Bernard A. Wood
    • 2
  • Alan Bilsborough
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeEngland
  2. 2.The Middlesex Hospital Medical SchoolLondonEngland

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