Natural Disasters and Primate Populations: The Effects of a 2-Year Drought on a Naturally Occurring Population of Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) in Southwestern Madagascar

@article{Gould2004NaturalDA,
  title={Natural Disasters and Primate Populations: The Effects of a 2-Year Drought on a Naturally Occurring Population of Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) in Southwestern Madagascar},
  author={L. Gould and R. Sussman and M. Sauther},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={69-84}
}
  • L. Gould, R. Sussman, M. Sauther
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • We examine demographic patterns from a long-term study (1987–1996) of the population of ring-tailed lemurs in the Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve, in southwestern Madagascar. In particular, we focus on the effects that a severe drought in 1991 and 1992 had on the population. The population of adult animals peaked in 1991 but decreased rapidly during the subsequent drought and immediate postdrought years. In the 1992 birth season (and second year of the drought) infant mortality reached 80%, and… CONTINUE READING
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