Science and Conservation in African Forests
The Benefits of Longterm Research
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Science and Conservation in African Forests by Richard Wrangham
Book DescriptionForests need apes as much as the apes need the forests. They are the gardeners of the forest - keystone species in the ecology of African and Southeast Asian forests, dispersing seeds, creating light gaps and pruning branch-tips whilst feeding. Their habitat comprises two of the planet's three major tropical forest blocks that are essential for global climate regulation. But the economic pressures that are destroying ape habitats are much greater than current available conservation finance. This unique case study from the Kibale national park illustrates how biological research has had diverse consequences for conservation. It examines effects on habitat management, community relations, ecotourism and training. Lessons learned from this project over the last 20 years will inspire researchers and conservationists to work together to promote biodiversity through field projects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521896016
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Wrangham
Catching Fire, Paperback (May 2010)
Argues that it was cooking that caused the transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. This title focuses on the idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labour.
Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans, Hardback (June 2009)
In a systematic attempt to assess and understand primate male aggression as an expression of sexual conflict, the contributors to this volume consider coercion in direct and indirect forms: direct, in overcoming female resistance to mating; indirect, in decreasing the chance the female will mate with other males.
Science and Conservation in African Forests, Paperback (August 2008)
Unique case study, inspiring researchers and conservationists to work together to promote biodiversity through field projects.
Chimpanzee and Red Colobus, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Richard Wrangham
This text provides a detailed account of a predator-prey relationship involving two primates. It explores how predation by wild chimpanzees has influenced the behaviour, ecology and demography of a population of red colobus monkeys.
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Author Biography - Richard Wrangham
Richard Wrangham is Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology and Wing Chair in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. He is the founder and co-director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Research Station in the forests of western Uganda near the town of Fort Portal. Elizabeth Ross has been the Director of the Kasiisi Schools Project in western Uganda since 1996, which has built classrooms for more than 1500 students and currently operates in five schools. She has a BSc in Zoology and a Ph.D in Immunology from Edinburgh University and has conducted post-doctoral research at Oxford University.
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