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Title Primate ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques / edited by Eleanor Sterling, Nora Bynum and Mary E. Blair
Edition 1. ed
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 425 pages) : illustrations
Series Techniques in ecology and conservation series
Techniques in ecology and conservation series.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of contributors; 1. Introduction: why a new methods book on primate ecology and conservation?; 1.1 Organization of the book; 1.2 Getting started: key points of advice for planning a research project; 1.3 Primate ecology and conservation in a changing world; 2. Primate census and survey techniques; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 History of primate surveying; 2.3 Total count methods; 2.4 Genetic methods of surveying; 2.5 Line transect methods; 2.6 Using group calls to survey primates; 2.7 Measurements of relative abundance and occupancy; 2.8 Nocturnal primates
2.9 Tools that can help with primate surveys2.10 Monitoring primates for conservation; 2.11 Conclusion; 3. Darting, anesthesia, and handling; 3.1 Introduction-the role of capture in primate field studies; 3.2 Permits, licenses, and approvals; 3.3 Public relations; 3.4 Trapping vs. darting; 3.5 Darting methods and equipment; 3.6 Drug type and dose; 3.7 Safety considerations while handling a captured animal; 3.8 Recovery; 3.9 Release; 3.10 Safety concerns for researchers; 3.11 Accountability; 3.12 Conclusion; 4. Health assessment and epidemiology; 4.1 Introduction
4.2 Primate zoonoses and anthropozoonoses4.3 Methods for collection and analyses; 4.4 Some modest advice; 4.5 Going beyond basic health monitoring; 5. Behavior within groups; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 What is a primate group?; 5.3 The habituation process; 5.4 Techniques and approaches in sampling behavior within primate groups; 5.5 What kinds of questions are asked about behavior within groups?; 5.6 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and within-group behavior; 5.7 Social network theory and network analysis; 5.8 Conclusion; 6. Habitat assessment and species niche modeling; 6.1 Introduction
6.2 Habitat assessment6.3 Species niche modeling; 6.4 Concluding remarks; 7. Characterization of primate environments through assessment of plant phenology; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Field methods; 7.3 Data considerations; 7.4 Conclusion; 8. Methods in ethnoprimatology: exploring the human-non-human primate interface; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Fieldwork logistics; 8.3 Measuring the effect of anthropogenic disturbance on primate behavioral ecology; 8.4 Exploring human-non-human primate overlap; 8.5 Exploring the cultural interconnections: knowledge and perceptions of nature; 8.6 Conclusions
9. Social and spatial relationships between primate groups9.1 Ramifications of inter-group interactions; 9.2 Classes of inter-group relationships; 9.3 Field methods and analyses for studying interactions between groups: observations of naturally-occurring interactions; 9.4 Field methods and analyses for studying interactions between groups: simulating (and stimulating) interactions; 9.5 Field methods and analyses for studying interactions between groups: detecting the impact of inter-group interactions on patterns of movement and space use; 9.6 Directions for future research
Summary The study of primate ecology and conservation has advanced rapidly in recent years. This practical volume brings together a group of distinguished primate researchers to synthesize field, laboratory, and conservation management techniques for primate ecology and conservation. The synthesis focuses on new and emerging field methods alongside a comprehensive presentation of laboratory and data analysis techniques, as well as the latest methods for determining conservation status andconservation management. This book's particular focus is on innovative ways to study primates in a changing world,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Primates -- Ecology
NATURE -- Animals -- Primates.
Primates -- Ecology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Primatology.
Form Electronic book
Author Blair, Mary E.
Bynum, Nora.
Sterling, Eleanor J.
ISBN 0191662437