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Primate Males

Primate Males
Causes and Consequences of Variation in Group Composition

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Peter M. Kappeler, Nick B. Davies, Peter Jarman, Carel van Schaik, Eckhard W. Heymann, Karen B. Strier, Marina Cords, Robert A. Barton, Thomas T. Struhsaker, Elisabeth H. M. Sterck, Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff, Romy Steenbeek, Han de Vries, Carola Borries, David P. Watts, Charles L. Nunn, Signe Preuschoft, Andreas Paul, Theresa Pope, Jeanne Altmann, Richard W. Wrangham, Robin I. M. Dunbar, Michael E. Pereira, Timothy H. Clutton-Brock
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  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521658461

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  • The size and composition of primate groups varies tremendously across species, within species, and within groups over time. Written by leading authorities, this book focuses on the causes and consequences of variation in the number of males per group. This variation lies at the heart of understanding adaptive variation among primate social systems. The volume also provides an extensive overview of variation in group composition across all major primate taxa using up-to-date reviews, case studies, evolutionary theory, and theoretical models. A comparative review of birds and selected other mammals is included. This text will become a favorite with all those interested in the behavioral ecology of primates.

    • First comprehensive exploration of the cause and effects of variation in male numbers in primate groups
    • Written by leading authorities in the fields of behavioural ecology, socioecology and primatology
    • Covers both field work and theoretical models using case studies and up to date reviews
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    "This technical compendium will generate much debate in seminars and journals during the coming decade. Recommended for anthropological and zoological collections." Choice

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    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521658461
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 191 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 74 b/w illus. 43 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. The socioecology of primate males: history and theory Peter M. Kappeler
    Part II. Comparative Perspectives on Male-Female Association:
    2. Multi-male breeding groups in birds: ecological causes and social conflicts Nick B. Davies
    3. Males in macropod society Peter Jarman
    4. Social counterstrategies against infanticide by males in primates and other mammals Carel van Schaik
    Part III. Variation in Male Numbers: Taxon-Level Analyses:
    5. Causes and consequences of unusual sex ratios in lemurs Peter M. Kappeler
    6. The number of adult males in callitrichine groups and its implications for callitrichine social evolution Eckhard W. Heymann
    7. From binding brotherhoods to short-term sovereignty: the betwixting dilemma of male Cebidae Karen B. Strier
    8. The number of males in guenon groups Marina Cords
    9. Socioecology of baboons: the interaction of male and female strategies Robert A. Barton
    10. Variation in adult sex ratios of red colobus monkey social groups: implications for interspecific comparisons Thomas T. Struhsaker
    11. The number of males in langur groups: monopolizability of females or demographic process? Elisabeth H. M. Sterck and Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff
    12. Costs and benefits of the one-male, age-graded and all-male phase in wild Thomas langur groups Romy Steenbeek, Elisabeth H. M. Sterck, Han de Vries and Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff
    13. Male dispersal and mating season influxes in Hanuman langurs living in multi-male groups Carola Borries
    14. Rethinking monogamy: the gibbon case Volker Sommer and Ulrich Reichard
    15. Causes and consequences of variation in male mountain gorilla life histories and group membership David P. Watts
    Part IV. Behavioural Aspects of Male Coexistence:
    16. Relationships among nonhuman primate males: a deductive framework Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff
    17. Collective benefits, free-riders and male extragroup conflict Charles L. Nunn
    18. Dominance, egalitarianism and stalemate: an experimental approach to male-male competition in Barbary macaques Signe Preuschoft and Andreas Paul
    Part V. Evolutionary Determinants and Consequences:
    19. The evolution of male philopatry in neotropical monkeys Theresa Pope
    20. Models of outcome and process: predicting the number of males in primate groups Jeanne Altmann
    21. Why are male chimpanzees more gregarious than mothers? A scramble competition hypothesis Richard W. Wrangham
    22. Male mating strategies: a modeling approach Robin I. M. Dunbar
    Part VI. Conclusions:
    23. Understanding male primates Michael E. Pereira, Timothy H. Clutton-Brock and Peter M. Kappeler
    References
    Index.

  • Editor

    Peter M. Kappeler, Deutsches Primaten Zentrum, Göttingen

    Contributors

    Peter M. Kappeler, Nick B. Davies, Peter Jarman, Carel van Schaik, Eckhard W. Heymann, Karen B. Strier, Marina Cords, Robert A. Barton, Thomas T. Struhsaker, Elisabeth H. M. Sterck, Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff, Romy Steenbeek, Han de Vries, Carola Borries, David P. Watts, Charles L. Nunn, Signe Preuschoft, Andreas Paul, Theresa Pope, Jeanne Altmann, Richard W. Wrangham, Robin I. M. Dunbar, Michael E. Pereira, Timothy H. Clutton-Brock

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