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

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.


Garber Mesoamerican agroecosystems behavior behavioral ecology ecology ecosystem fauna monkeys primate behavior primates

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Spring Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25854-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25872-0
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