Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology

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Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology

By Joanna M. Setchell

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Building on the success of the first edition and bringing together contributions from a range of experts in the field, the second edition of this guide to research on wild primates covers the latest advances in the field, including new information on field experiments and measuring behaviour. It provides essential information and advice on the technical and practical aspects of both field and laboratory methods, covering topics such as ethnoprimatology; remote sensing; GPS and radio-tracking; trapping and handling; dietary ecology; and non-invasive genetics and endocrinology. This integrated approach opens up new opportunities to study the behavioural ecology of some of the most endangered primates and to collect information on previously studied populations. Chapters include methodological techniques; instructions on collecting, processing and preserving samples/data for later analysis; ethical considerations; comparative costs; and further reading, making this an invaluable tool for postgraduate students and researchers in primatology, behavioural ecology and zoology.

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Biology -> Zoology

Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology
A Practical Guide
2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2/3/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511994184
ISBN 13: 9780511994180
Print ISBN: 9780521194099

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