Released on 2019-01-03Categories Social Science

Primates in Flooded Habitats

Primates in Flooded Habitats

Author: Katarzyna Nowak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108577649

Category: Social Science


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Nearly half the world's primate species use flooded habitats at one time or another, from swamp-going Congo gorillas and mangrove-eating proboscis monkeys, to uacaris in Amazonian riverside forests. This first-ever volume on the subject brings together experts from around the world in a ground breaking volume spanning fossil history, current biology and future research and conservation priorities. Flooded habitats are a vital part of tropical biology, both for the diversity of the species they house, and the complexity of their ecological interactions, but are often completely overlooked. This book will set the stage for a new wave of research on primates in these extraordinarily productive and highly threatened areas, and is ideal for researchers and graduate students in primatology, zoology, ecology, and conservation.
Released on 1883Categories Great Britain

Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts


ISBN: UCBK:C040233178

Category: Great Britain


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First to ninth reports, 1870-1883/84, with appendices giving reports on unpublished manuscripts in private collections; Appendices after v. [15a] pt. 10 issued without general title.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Medical

Reproduction in New World Primates

Reproduction in New World Primates

Author: J.P. Hearn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400973220

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The New World primates are becoming widely used in scientific and medical work in fields from anthropology to zoology, behaviour to urology. They have unique attributes for studies in cancer, infectious diseases, genetics, virology and reproduction. However, it is only now that their reproductive physiology is being clarified in any depth and this book is a first synthesis of that knowledge. The nine authors involved in this project have presented an up to date account of the major New World species used in biological and medical science. In addition to their distribution and conservation in the wild, essential biological data from laboratory studies are presented on reproductive cycles, gestation length, seasonal breeding, puberty and other factors. The major applications of these species in research are explored. Whenever possible, research workers should steer away from using endangered species in their studies. The New World monkeys used in research in any numbers are still fairly common ~n the wild, yet their greatest advantages are ~n their smalle size and high fecundity. This makes possible the establishment of self sustaining captive breeding colonies at a fraction of the time and cost necessary for the more conventional Old World laboratory primates. Consequently the drain on wild stocks need not be extensive as only breeding nuclei should be necessary.