By Eleanor J. Sterling (auth.), Peter M. Kappeler, Jörg U. Ganzhorn (eds.)
The previous decade has obvious a gentle bring up in reviews oflemur habit and ecology. accordingly, there's a lot novel details on newly studied populations, or even newly found species, that has now not but been released or summarized. actually, lemurs haven't been the focal point of a global symposium because the Prosimian Biology convention in London in 1972. additionally, learn on lemurs has reached a brand new caliber by means of addressing common matters in behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. even if lemurs offer vital comparative details on those subject matters, this point of analysis on lemurs has now not been reviewed and in comparison with related stories in different primate radiations. therefore, as did many within the box, we felt that the time was once ripe to check and synthesize our wisdom of lemur behavioral ecology. Following an initiative by way of Gerry Doyle, we equipped a symposium on the XIVth Congress of the overseas Primatological Society in Strasbourg, France, the place 15 contributions summarized a lot new details on lemur social platforms and their ecological foundation. This quantity presents a set of the papers awarded on the Strasbourg symposium (plus reviews from lately accomplished box projects). every one bankruptcy was once peer-reviewed, mostly via one "lemurologist" and another biologist. the 1st 3 chapters current novel details from the 1st long term box experiences of 3 enigmatic species. Sterling describes the social association of Daubentonia madagascariensis, displaying that aye-aye ranging styles deviate from these of all different nocturnal primates.
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M J J A S 0 N Figure 9. Phenological data for the tree community. The stacked column graphs show the monthly variations in percentages of analyzed trees bearing a) flowers b) fruits c) young leaves. Different patterns in each column specify the portion of crown bearing an item: black (0- 10%), white (10 -50%), grey (50 - 75%), and dotted (75 - 100%). The line graph d) shows seasonal variations of percentages of total feeding observations spent eating leaves (open circles), flowers (triangles) and fruit (filled circles).
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White\ Elizabeth A. A. ABSTRACT Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) groups have been studied under both semi-free-ran¢ng conditions, at the Duke University Primate Center (DUPC}, since 1985 and m the wild, within Ranomafana National Park in southeastern Madagascar, since 1988. In 1990, fences separating two established enclosure groups of V. variegata at the DUPC were removed. The lowest ranking males from each group first visited and then transferred from their natal group into the neighboring group.
Lemur Social Systems and Their Ecological Basis by Eleanor J. Sterling (auth.), Peter M. Kappeler, Jörg U. Ganzhorn (eds.)