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Primate males : causes and consequences of variation in group composition
- P. Kappeler
The socioecology of primate males: history and theory, social counterstrategies against infanticide by males in primates and other mammals, and models of outcome and process: predicting the number of males in primate groups are reviewed.
Development and application of a phylogenomic toolkit: resolving the evolutionary history of Madagascar's lemurs.
The phylogenomic toolkit is used to develop 11 novel markers from nine chromosomes, representing approximately 9 kb of nuclear sequence data, and yields a data set of more than 16 kb that will be of value to other studies of primate phylogeny and diversification.
On the move around the clock: correlates and determinants of cathemeral activity in wild redfronted lemurs (Eulemur fulvus rufus)
Irrespective of season, lunar phase had a significant effect on the distribution of activity across the 24-h cycle, with most nocturnal activity recorded during parts of the night with greatest brightness, indicating that light availability is the primary proximate determinant for the patterning of cathemeral activity.
Divergent Systems of Agonistic Behaviour in Lemurid Primates
The existence of such divergent systems of agonistic behaviour in partially sympatric, closely related and generally similar prosimian primates offers important opportunities for comparative study of the ecology, development, and evolution of mammalian social systems.
The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in prosimian primates
- P. Kappeler
- BiologyAmerican journal of primatology
In prosimians, inter‐specific differences in sexual dimorphism were not correlated with variance in male reproductive success, and it is suggested that speed and agility of males, rather than size and strength, might have been favored by intra‐sexual selection in most prosimian primates.
The Dark Side of Light: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for Light Pollution Policy
Although the invention and widespread use of artificial light is clearly one of the most important human technological advances, the transformation of nightscapes is increasingly recognized as having…
Sex in the dark: determinants and consequences of mixed male mating tactics in Microcebus murinus, a small solitary nocturnal primate
It is found that, with a given relatively low overall monopolization potential, successful male mouse lemurs roamed extensively in search of mates, had superior finding ability and mated as early as possible, however, contest competition was important too, as temporary monopolization was also possible.
Fluctuating sexual dimorphism and differential hibernation by sex in a primate, the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus)
The aim of this study was to investigate reproductive strategies and their consequences in gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), small solitary nocturnal primates endemic to Madagascar. Previous…
Primate life histories and socioecology
This first collection of its kind, the contributors to "Primate Life Histories" provide the first systematic attempt to understand how primate life histories influence behaviour and vice versa.
Carrion fly-derived DNA as a tool for comprehensive and cost-effective assessment of mammalian biodiversity.
- S. Calvignac‐Spencer, K. Merkel, F. Leendertz
- Environmental Science, BiologyMolecular ecology
- 1 February 2013
It is concluded that the analysis of fly-derived DNA can be implemented in a very rapid and cost-effective manner and will give a relatively unbiased picture of local mammal diversity.