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The missing lemur link : an ancestral step in the evolution of human behaviour
Norscia, Ivan, author
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
List of contributors -- A message from Jane Goodall -- Foreword / by Alison Jolly and Ian Tattersall -- Preface / by the authors -- Acknowledgements -- Part I. Communication : from sociality to society. 1. Who are you? : how lemurs recognise each other in a smell-centred world ; 2. What do you mean? : multimodal communication for a better signal transmission ; 3. A vertical living : sexual selection strategies and upright locomotion -- Part II. How conflicts shape societies. 4. Bossing around the forest : power asymmetry and hierarchy ; 5. Something to make peace for : conflict management and resolution ; 6. Anxiety ... from scratch : emotional response to tense situations -- Part III. Why lemurs keep in touch. 7. Playing lemurs : why primates have been playing for a long time ; 8. Sex is not on discount : mating market and lemurs -- Part IV. Closing remarks. 9. Understanding lemurs : future directions in lemur cognition -- Looking back to the future / Michael Huffman.
Baker Berry QL737.P95 N67 2016
Conserving Africa's mega-diversity in the Anthropocene : the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story
edited by Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt (Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden ; Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Department of Zoology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa), Sally Archibald (School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa), Norman Owen-Smith (School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
List of contributors -- Foreword / by Dr. M.D. Mabunda, CEO of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife -- Preface -- Further details on Zulu place names in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park / by Jim M. Feely -- Acknowledgements -- Preamble -- Map of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park -- Part I. Setting the scene. 1. Anthropogenic influences in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park : from early times to recent management / Mariska te Beest, Norman Owen-Smith, Roger Porter, and Jim M. Feely ; 2. The abiotic template for the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park's landscape heterogeneity / Ruth A. Howison, Han Olff, Norman Owen-Smith, Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt, and Sally Archibald ; 3. Long-term vegetation dynamics within the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park / A. Carla Staver, Heath Beckett, and Jan A. Graf ; 4. Temporal changes in the large herbivore fauna of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park / Elizabeth le Roux, Geoff Clinning, Dave J. Druce, Norman Owen-Smith, Jan A. Graf, and Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt -- Part II. Theoretical advances in savanna ecology. 5. Megaherbivores, competition and coexistence within the large herbivore guild / Norman Owen-Smith, Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt, and Randal Arsenault ; 6. The functional ecology of grazing lawns : how grazers, termites, people, and fire shape HiP's savanna grassland mosaic / Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt, Michiel P. Veldhuis, William D. Stock, Elizabeth le Roux, Cleo M. Gosling, and Sally Archibald ; 7. Demographic bottlenecks and savanna tree abundance / William J. Bond, A. Carla Staver, Michael D. Cramer, Julia L. Wakeling, Jeremy J. Midgley, and Dave A. Balfour ; 8. Woody plant traits and life-history strategies across disturbance gradients and biome boundaries in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park / Laurence M. Kruger, Tristan Charles-Dominique, William J. Bond, Jeremy J. Midgley, Dave A. Balfour, and Abednig Mkhwanazi ; 9. Contributions of smaller fauna to ecological processes and biodiversity / Norman Owen-Smith, Cleo M. Gosling, Nicole Hagenah, Marcus J. Byrne, and Catherine L. Parr ; 10. Interactions between fire and ecosystem processes / Sally Archibald, Heath Beckett, William J. Bond, Corli Coetsee, Dave J. Druce, and A. Carla Staver -- Part III. Where science and conservation management meet. 11. Rhino management challenges : spatial and social ecology for habitat and population management / Wayne L. Linklater and Adrian M. Shrader ; 12. Reassembly of the large predator guild into Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park / Michael J. Somers, Penny A. Becker, Dave J. Druce, Jan A. Graf, Micaela Szykman Gunther, David G. Marneweck, Martina Trinkel, Marcos Moleón, and Matt W. Hayward ; 13. Wildlife disease dynamics in carnivore and herbivore hosts in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park / Anna E. Jolles, Nicki Le Roex, Gabriella Flacke, David Cooper, Claire Geoghegan, and Michael J. Somers ; 14. Elephant management in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park / Dave J. Druce, Heleen Druce, Mariska te Beest, Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt, and Susan Janse van Rensburg ; 15. Successful control of the invasive shrub Chromolaena odorata in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park / Mariska te Beest, Owen Howison, Ruth A. Howison, L. Alexander Dew, Mandisa Mgobozi Poswa, Lihle Dumalisile, Susan Janse van Rensburg, and Colette Terblanche ; 16. Conserving Africa's mega-diversity in the Anthropocene : the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park story / Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt, Sally Archibald, and Norman Owen-Smith -- Index.
Baker Berry QL84.6.S6 C67 2017
The dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar : biology, behavior, and conservation biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae
edited by Shawn M. Lehman, University of Toronto, Canada, Ute Radespiel, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany, Elke Zimmermann, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Foreword / Robert Sussman -- Part I. Cheirogaleidae : evolution, taxonomy, and genetics. 1. Cheirogaleid diversity and evolution : big questions about small primates / Anne D. Yoder, David W. Weisrock, Rodin M. Rasoloarison, and Peter M. Kappeler ; 2. The taxonomy of Cheirogaleidae : an ever-expanding species list / Colin Groves ; 3. Mitogenomics of the family Cheirogaleidae and relationships to taxonomy and biogeography in Madagascar / Edward E. Louis Jr. and Runhua Lei ; 4. Why cheirogaleids are bad models for primate ancestors : a phylogenetic reconstruction / Curswan A. Andrews, Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony, Fabien Gâenin, and Judith C. Masters ; 5. Contact zones and species sympatry in dwarf lemurs (genus Cheirogaleus) : the roles of ecological adaptation and sexual selection / James P. Herrera, Tongasoa Lydia, and Patricia C. Wright -- Part II. Methods for studying captive and wild cheirogaleids. 6. How to anesthetize mouse lemurs / Sabine B.R. Kèastner, Julia Tèunsmeyer, and Alexandra F. Schèutter ; 7. Microcebus murinus -- a unique primate for modeling human brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy / Jean-Michel Verdier and Nadine Mestre-Francâes ; 8. Life history variation in mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus, M. lehilahytsara) : the effect of environmental and phylogenetic determinants / Elke Zimmermann, Ute Radespiel, Nadine Mestre-Francâes, and Jean-Michel Verdier ; 9. The effects of the lunar cycle, temperature, and rainfall on the trapping success of wild brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus) in Ranomafana National Park, southeastern Madagascar / Anja M. Deppe, Andrea Baden, and Patricia C. Wright ; 10. Tiny samples from tiny lemurs : methodological considerations for endoparasite analyses in mouse lemurs / Sharon E. Kessler, Ute Radespiel, Kathrin S. Schaber, and Christina Strube ; 11. A review of ectoparasites in the Cheirogaleidae / Sarah Zohdy and Lance A. Durden -- Part III. Cheirogaleidae : behavior and ecology. 12. Morphology, behaviour, ranging patterns and habitat use of the northern giant mouse lemur Mirza zaza in Sahamalaza, northwestern Madagascar / E. Johanna Rode-Margono, Christoph Schwitzer, and K. Anne-Isola Nekaris ; 13. Living in riverine and xeric forests : Microcebus griseorufus at Beza Mahafaly, southwestern Madagascar / Emilienne Rasoazanabary and Laurie R. Godfrey ; 14. Determinants of isotopic variation in two sympatric mouse lemur species from northwestern Madagascar / Laura Heck, Brooke Crowley, Sandra Thorâen, and Ute Radespiel ; 15. Your food, my food : patterns of resource use in two sympatric mouse lemur species / Sandra Thorâen, Kate F. Carstens, Doreen Schwochow, and Ute Radespiel ; 16. The physiology of phyletic dwarfism in Cheirogaleidae / Fabien Gâenin and Judith C. Masters ; 17. Possible causes and consequences of different hibernation patterns in Cheirogaleus species -- Mitovy fatsy sahala / Kathrin H. Dausmann and Marina B. Blanco -- Part IV. Cheirogaleidae : sensory ecology, communication, and cognition. 18. Seed dispersal by mouse lemurs : do Microcebus represent a unique frugivorous guild? / Kim Valenta and Shawn M. Lehman ; 19. Predation in the dark : antipredator strategies of Cheirogaleidae and other nocturnal primates / Claudia Fichtel ; 20. The gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) : a novel cognitive primate brain aging model / Jean-Luc Picq ; 21. Acoustic divergence in communication of cheirogaleids with special emphasis to mouse lemurs / Elke Zimmermann ; 22. Modeling the origins of primate sociality : social flexibility and kinship in mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) / Sharon E. Kessler, Ute Radespiel, Leanne T. Nash, and Elke Zimmermann -- Part V. Cheirogaleidae : conservation biogeography. 23. Ecological niche modeling of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) and its implications for their species diversity and biogeography / Jason M. Kamilar, Marina B. Blanco, and Kathleen M. Muldoon ; 24. Edge effects on tree dendrometrics, abiotics, and mouse lemur densities in western dry forests in Madagascar / Shawn M. Lehman ; 25. Factors determining Microcebus abundance in a fragmented landscape in Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar / Travis S. Steffens and Shawn M. Lehman ; 26. Can behavioral ecology help to understand the divergent geographic range sizes of mouse lemurs? / Ute Radespiel ; 27. Conservation biology of the Cheirogaleidae : future research directions / Shawn M. Lehman, Ute Radespiel, and Elke Zimmermann.
Baker Berry QL737.P933 D83 2016
Through the lion gate : a history of the Berlin Zoo
Bruce, Gary, 1969- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
1. Out from the Island of Peacocks -- 2. The human zoo -- 3. To the Zoo! : animals and society in the imperial capital -- 4. An end to the sighing of the animals -- 5. The Nazi ox : the Zoo and Hitler's worldview -- 6. Animals among the beasts : the Zoo descends into war -- 7. The hippo and the panda : a tale of two zoos -- Epilogue: Of trams and tortoises.
"As an institution with broad public reach, the Berlin Zoo for more than 150 years helped to shape German views not only of the animal world, but of the human world far beyond Germany's borders. Entwined with the fate of the German capital, the zoo suffered near complete obliteration during WW II, but Berliners resurrected their zoo immediately afterwards, paving the way for it to obtain its current status as the most species-rich zoo in the world"--
Baker Berry QL76.5.G32 B433 2017
50 years of language experiments with great apes
Frankfurt am Main ; Peter Lang Edition, 2017
The book approaches the language experiments with great apes performed in the last 50 years from the point of view of logical semantics, speech act theory, and philosophy of the social sciences based on the linguistic turn in philosophy. The author reconstructs the experiments with the great apes Washoe, Chantek, Lana, Sherman, Austin, Kanzi, Sarah and Sheba who were taught various kinds of languages, including the language of mathematics. From the point of view of the philosophy of science these experiments are interpreted as being part of the social sciences. The book proposes new mathematical experiments that are based on modern semantical reconstruction of the language of mathematics. The author shows that modern scientific research into great apes has shifted from natural science to social science.
Baker Berry QL776 .H35 2017
Biographies animales : des vies retrouvées
Baratay, Éric, author
Paris : Éditions du Seuil, 
Baker Berry QL85 .B36 2017
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