Description - Feeding Ecology in Apes and Other Primates by Gottfried Hohmann
Feeding Ecology in Apes and Other Primates focuses on evolutionary perspectives of the complex interactions between the environment, food sources, physiology and behaviour in primates. This highly interdisciplinary volume provides a benchmark to assess dietary alterations that affected human evolution by putting the focus on the diet of hominid primates. It also offers a fresh perspective on the behavioural ecology of the last common ancestor by integrating corresponding information from both human and non-human primates. The potential of innovations of applied biotechnology are also explored to set new standards for future research on feeding ecology, and new information on feeding ecology in humans, apes and other primates is synthesized to help refine or modify current models of socioecology. By taking a comparative view, this book will be interesting to primatologists, anthropologists, behavioural ecologists and evolutionary biologists who want to understand better non-human primates, and the primate that is us.
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Author Biography - Gottfried Hohmann
GOTTFRIED HOHMANN is a Research Fellow in the Department of Primatology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, researching bonobos. He has also co-edited Behavioural Differences in Chimpanzees and Bonobos with Christophe Boesch and Linda Marchant (2002, ISBN 0521803543). MARTHA M. ROBBINS is a Research Associate in the Primatology Department of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. She studies the behavioural ecology and reproductive strategies of gorillas. She has also co-edited a volume Mountain Gorillas (2001 ISBN 0521780047) with Pascal Sicotte and Kelly Stewart. CHRISTOPHE BOESCH is Director of the Department of Primatology at the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. He has also co-edited books including Behavioural Differences in Chimpanzees and Bonobos, with Gottfried Hohmann and Linda Marchant (2002, ISBN 0521803543), as well as Monogamy with Ulrich Reichard (2003, ISBN 0521819733).