Synopses & Reviews
The basic goal of the volume is to compile the most up to date research on how high altitude affects the behavior, ecology, evolution and conservation status of primates, especially in comparison to lowland populations.
This volume examines how high altitude affects the behavior, ecology, evolution and conservation status of primates, especially in comparison to lowland populations. It gives examples of how geographic scales result in diversification and/or speciation.
Table of Contents
High Altitude Prosimian Primates.- 1. Effects of Altitude on the Conservation Biogeography of Lemurs in South East Madagascar.- 2. Hibernation patterns of dwarf lemurs in the high altitude forests of eastern Madagascar.- 3. Altitudinal Distribution and Ranging Patterns of Pygmy Tarsiers (Tarsius pumilus).- High Altitude Monkeys.- 4. Biogeography and conservation of Andean primates in Peru.- 5. Population density and ecological traits of high land woolly monkeys at Cueva de los Guacharos National Park, Colombia.- 6. Seed Dispersal by Woolly Monkeys in Cueva de los Guacharos National Park (Colombia): An amazonian primate dispersing montane plants.- 7. Distribution and ecology of the most tropical of the high-elevation montane colobines: the ebony langur on Java.- 8. Snow tolerance of Japanese macaques inhabiting high-latitude mountainous forests of Japan.- 9. Seasonal and altitudinal migration of Japanese macaques in the Northern Japan Alps.- 10. Rhinopithecus bieti at Xiaochangdu, Tibet: Adaptations to a marginal environment.- 11. Nutritional implications of the high-elevation lifestyle of Rhinopithecus bieti.- 12. Variation in primate abundance along an elevational gradient in the Udzungwa.- 13. Deriving Conservation Status for a High Altitude Population: