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The Monkeys of Stormy Mountain
60 Years of Primatological Research on the Japanese Macaques of Arashiyama

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Masao Kawai, Michael A. Huffman, Paul L. Vasey, Jean-Baptiste Leca, Linda M. Fedigan, Eiji Ohta, Yukimaru Sugiyama, Naoki Koyama, Alisa Chalmers, Yukio Takahata, Ann O'Neill, Katharine M. Jack, Mary S. M. Pavelka, Doug P. VanderLaan, Yuji Takenoshita, Sergio M. Pellis, Eiji Inoue, Noëlle Gunst, Masaki Shimada, Vivien C. Pellis, Anne Russon, Mariko Fujimoto, Patrick Bélisle, Jean Prud'homme, Constance Dubuc, Andrew J. J. MacIntosh, Keiko Shimizu, Yukiyo Maekawa
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521761857

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  • The Arashiyama group of Japanese macaques holds a distinguished place in primatology as one of the longest continuously studied non-human primate populations in the world. The resulting long-term data provide a unique resource for researchers, allowing them to move beyond cross-sectional studies to tackle larger issues involving individual, matrilineal and group histories. This book presents an overview of the scope and magnitude of research topics and management efforts that have been conducted on this population for several decades, covering not only the original troop living around Kyoto, Japan, but also the two subgroups that were translocated to Texas, USA and Montreal, Canada. The chapters encompass topics including life history, sexual, social and cultural behaviour and ecology, giving an insight into the range of current primatological research. The contributors underscore the historic value of the Arashiyama macaques and showcase new and significant research findings that highlight their continuing importance to primatology.

    • Provides a valuable overview of the most important topics in current primatology
    • Details the history of research at Arashiyama, demonstrating the importance of long-term primatological studies
    • Addresses the conservation status and management of the Arashiyama macaques
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    'Many of us who have worked with completely wild, nonprovisioned study populations like to think our data more closely reflect the natural ecology of our study animals, but the detail and depth of the studies carried out at the Arashiyama sites remain unmatched by those from more naturalistic sites. This volume shows how the Arashiyama monkeys have inspired and continue to enhance field research by primatologists around the world.' David S. Sprague, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan for the Quarterly Review of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521761857
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 158 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • contains: 63 b/w illus. 36 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword Masao Kawai
    Introduction Michael A. Huffman, Paul L. Vasey and Jean-Baptiste Leca
    Part I. Historical Perspectives:
    1. A brief historical timeline of research on the Arashiyama macaques Michael A. Huffman, Linda M. Fedigan, Paul L. Vasey and Jean-Baptiste Leca
    2. In search of the phantom monkeys (originally published in 1975) Eiji Ohta, translated by Michael A. Huffman
    3. Arashiyama monkeys in the late 1950s Yukimaru Sugiyama
    4. Touches of humanity in monkey society (originally published in 1980) Naoki Koyama, translated by Michael A. Huffman
    5. Fifty years of female macaque demography at Arashiyama, with special reference to long-lived females (>25 years) Alisa Chalmers, Michael A. Huffman, Naoki Koyama and Yukio Takahata
    Part II. Sexual Behaviour:
    6. Long-term trends in the mating relationships of Japanese macaques at Arashiyama, Japan Michael A. Huffman and Yukio Takahata
    7. Correlates between ovarian cycle phase and mating season behaviour in female Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) Ann O'Neill
    8. Factors influencing mating frequency of male Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) at Arashiyama West Katharine M. Jack
    9. Costs and benefits of old age reproduction in the Arashiyama West female Japanese macaques Mary S. M. Pavelka and Linda M. Fedigan
    10. Is female homosexual behaviour in Japanese macaques really sexual? Paul L. Vasey and Doug P. VanderLaan
    Box essay. Male homosexual behaviour in Arashiyama Yuji Takenoshita
    11. A theoretical model of the development and evolution of non-conceptive mounting behaviour in Japanese macaques Doug P. VanderLaan, Sergio M. Pellis and Paul L. Vasey
    12. Male masturbation behaviour of Japanese macaques in Arashiyama E troop Eiji Inoue
    Part III. Cultural Behaviour, Social Interactions, and Ecology:
    13. Thirty years of stone handling tradition in Arashiyama macaques: implications for cumulative culture and tool use in non-human primates Jean-Baptiste Leca, Noëlle Gunst and Michael A. Huffman
    14. Social object play among juvenile Japanese macaques: comparison between the provisioned Arashiyama troop and the non-provisioned Kinkazan troop Masaki Shimada
    Box essay. Play fighting in Japanese macaques: a comparative perspective Sergio M. Pellis and Vivien C. Pellis
    Box essay. Eye-covering play in Japanese macaques and orangutans Anne Russon and Paul L. Vasey
    15. Behavioural sequences involved in grooming interactions in adult female Japanese macaques: how do participants change roles and maintain interactions? Mariko Fujimoto
    Box essay. Dental flossing behaviour as a grooming-related innovation by a Japanese macaque Jean-Baptiste Leca
    16. The impact of kinship, defence cost and priority of access on food competition in Japanese macaques Patrick Bélisle, Jean Prud'homme and Constance Dubuc
    17. Plant-food diet of the Arashiyama Japanese macaques and its potential medicinal value Michael A. Huffman and Andrew J. J. MacIntosh
    Part IV. Management and Education:
    18. Birth control in female Japanese macaques at Iwatayama Monkey Park, Arashiyama Keiko Shimizu
    19. Importance of the Arashiyama Japanese macaques in science and environmental education Yuji Takenoshita and Yukiyo Maekawa
    Appendix. Bibliography of publications on the Arashiyama macaques

  • Editors

    Jean-Baptiste Leca, University of Lethbridge, Alberta
    Jean-Baptiste Leca is a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Canada. His research explores the determinants of behavioural innovations and traditions, and the evolution of non-conceptive sexuality, including the motivational mechanisms underlying female-to-male mounting in Arashiyama Japanese macaques.

    Michael A. Huffman, Kyoto University, Japan
    Michael A. Huffman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Behaviour and Ecology at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. His research on free-ranging and captive Japanese macaques encompasses sexual behaviour, reproductive physiology and energetics, enrichment, social learning, cultural behaviour, self-medication and parasite ecology.

    Paul L. Vasey, University of Lethbridge, Alberta
    Paul L. Vasey is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. His research focuses on the development and evolution of non-conceptive sexuality from a cross-species and cross-cultural perspective. He has conducted research on sexual behaviour in free-ranging Japanese macaques at Arashiyama and on the captive subgroup in Montreal.


    Masao Kawai, Michael A. Huffman, Paul L. Vasey, Jean-Baptiste Leca, Linda M. Fedigan, Eiji Ohta, Yukimaru Sugiyama, Naoki Koyama, Alisa Chalmers, Yukio Takahata, Ann O'Neill, Katharine M. Jack, Mary S. M. Pavelka, Doug P. VanderLaan, Yuji Takenoshita, Sergio M. Pellis, Eiji Inoue, Noëlle Gunst, Masaki Shimada, Vivien C. Pellis, Anne Russon, Mariko Fujimoto, Patrick Bélisle, Jean Prud'homme, Constance Dubuc, Andrew J. J. MacIntosh, Keiko Shimizu, Yukiyo Maekawa

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