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Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar
Five main conclusions arise from this review of the responses of species to anthropogenic disturbance in Madagascar: First, species’ reactions to anthropogenic disturbance are generally negative, butExpand
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Averting Lemur Extinctions amid Madagascar's Political Crisis
Community-based management, ecotourism, and researchers' presence are proposed to prevent lemur extinctions. The most threatened mammal group on Earth, Madagascar's five endemic lemur familiesExpand
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Ontogenetic correlates of diet in Malagasy lemurs.
There is a well-documented relationship between development and other life-history parameters among anthropoid primates. Smaller-bodied anthropoids tend to mature more rapidly than do larger-bodiedExpand
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The state of lemur conservation in south-eastern Madagascar: population and habitat assessments for diurnal and cathemeral lemurs using surveys, satellite imagery and GIS
The unique primates of south-eastern Madagascar face threats from growing human populations. The country's extant primates already represent only a subset of the taxonomic and ecological diversityExpand
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Diademed Sifaka (Propithecus diadema) Ranging and Habitat Use in Continuous and Fragmented Forest: Higher Density but Lower Viability in Fragments?
The mechanisms through which forest fragmentation threatens the survival of mammal populations remain poorly known, yet knowledge of this process would greatly aid conservation efforts. IExpand
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Feeding Ecology of Propithecus diadema in Forest Fragments and Continuous Forest
  • M. Irwin
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • 1 February 2008
Forest fragmentation is viewed as a serious threat to primates, yet whether or not it can disrupt food resources and cause energetic stress remains largely untested. I present the results of a 12-moExpand
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Primate energy expenditure and life history
Significance Measurements of daily energy expenditure indicate that primates, including humans, expend only half of the calories expected for mammals of similar body size. As energy expenditure isExpand
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Spatial and temporal variability in predation on rainforest primates: do forest fragmentation and predation act synergistically?
Predation is a constant risk for most primates, impacting demography, population dynamics, activity patterns and social behaviour. Data are limited on both the rates of predation and its spatial andExpand
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Spatial and temporal arrival patterns of Madagascar's vertebrate fauna explained by distance, ocean currents, and ancestor type
How, when, and from where Madagascar's vertebrates arrived on the island is poorly known, and a comprehensive explanation for the distribution of its organisms has yet to emerge. We begin to breakExpand
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A glance to the past: subfossils, stable isotopes, seed dispersal, and lemur species loss in Southern Madagascar
The Spiny Thicket Ecoregion (STE) of Southern and southwestern Madagascar was recently home to numerous giant lemurs and other “megafauna,” including pygmy hippopotamuses, giant tortoises, elephantExpand
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