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Lemur traits and Madagascar ecology: coping with an island environment.
- P. Wright
- Environmental Science, BiologyAmerican journal of physical anthropology
A more comprehensive energy frugality hypothesis (EFH) is proposed, which postulates that the majority of lemur traits are either adaptations to conserve energy or to maximize use of scarce resources.
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
These findings suggest that tropical protected areas are often intimately linked ecologically to their surrounding habitats, and that a failure to stem broad-scale loss and degradation of such habitats could sharply increase the likelihood of serious biodiversity declines.
Dental senescence in a long-lived primate links infant survival to rainfall.
- S. King, S. Arrigo‐Nelson, J. Jernvall
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 15 November 2005
A tooth wear-determined, but rainfall-mediated, onset of reproductive senescence is suggested, and the study indicates that even subtle changes in climate may affect reproductive success of rainforest species.
Aligning Conservation Priorities Across Taxa in Madagascar with High-Resolution Planning Tools
It is shown, in an analysis of wide taxonomic and geographic breadth and high spatial resolution, that multitaxonomic rather than single-taxon approaches are critical for identifying areas likely to promote the persistence of most species.
Morphometrics and testicle size of rain forest lemur species from southeastern Madagascar
Frugivory and Seed Dispersal by Four Species of Primates in Madagascar's Eastern Rain Forest 1
Analysis of fruit morphologies of 69 local plant taxa producing fleshy fruits during the study period found that these fruits fell into two well-defined color categories that correlated significantly with fruit size, suggesting possible coevolved relationships between Malagasy rain forest plants and lemurs.
Averting Lemur Extinctions amid Madagascar's Political Crisis
Community-based management, ecotourism, and researchers' presence are proposed to prevent lemur extinctions and reasons for hope are discussed in light of site-specific, local actions proposed in an emergency conservation action plan.
The nocturnal primate niche in the New World
- P. Wright
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 November 1989
Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar
Patterns of paternal care in primates
- P. Wright
- BiologyInternational Journal of Primatology
- 1 April 1990
An interspecific comparison was carried out to understand better the relationships among paternal care, paternal certainty, and reproductive burden in primates. Although monogamy is generally rare…