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Biogeographic Evolution of Madagascar's Microendemic Biota
TLDR
An analysis of watersheds in the context of Quaternary climatic shifts provides a new mechanistic model to explain the process of explosive speciation on Madagascar and provides a framework for biogeographic and phylogeographic studies, as well as a basis for prioritizing conservation actions of the remaining natural forest habitats on the island.
Taxonomic Revision of Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus) in the Western Portions of Madagascar
TLDR
Seven species of Microcebus from western Madagascar are recognized, including a previously synonymized species, and 3 spp.
Low‐Level Forest Disturbance Effects on Primary Production, Leaf Chemistry, and Lemur Populations
TLDR
In natural forests, treefall gaps may have effects similar to those of logging in the present study, and low level disturbances, in general, may be important for the carrying capacity for folivorous and frugivorous lemurs and possibly for most primates.
Leaf chemistry and the biomass of folivorous primates in tropical forests
  • J. Ganzhorn
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Oecologia
  • 1 October 1992
TLDR
The average quality of mature leaves in a given forest, expressed as the ratio of protein to fiber concentrations, is positively correlated with the biomass of folivorous lemurs, which confirms the hypothesis tested and suggests rather uniform selection processes for arboreal folivory primates across the world.
The biodiversity of Madagascar: one of the world's hottest hotspots on its way out
Abstract Madagascar is renowned not only for its high biodiversity and high degree of endemism, but also for ongoing loss of the original primary vegetation. Here we draw attention to the critical
Food partitioning among Malagasy primates
  • J. Ganzhorn
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Oecologia
  • 1 April 1988
TLDR
Food partitioning among lemurs was studied in relation to food patch size and plant chemistry in the eastern rainforest and a western deciduous forest of Madagascar to contribute to the possible coexistence of species.
Decomposition in tropical forests: a pan‐tropical study of the effects of litter type, litter placement and mesofaunal exclusion across a precipitation gradient
1 Litter decomposition recycles nutrients and causes large fluxes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It is typically assumed that climate, litter quality and decomposer communities determine
When females should contest for food – testing hypotheses about resource density, distribution, size, and quality with Hanuman langurs (Presbytis entellus)
Abstract Predictions of ecological models on female social relationships (van Schaik 1989) and their links with food distribution and the potential competitive regime are used to analyze the feeding
Remarkable species diversity in Malagasy mouse lemurs (primates, Microcebus).
TLDR
Phylogenetic analysis of mtDNA sequence data confirms the observation that species diversity in the world's smallest living primate (genus Microcebus) has been greatly underestimated and revises established hypotheses of ecogeographic constraint for the maintenance of species boundaries in these endemic Malagasy primates.
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