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Title Orangutans : geographic variation in behavioral ecology and conservation / edited by Serge A. Wich [and others]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 408 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Oxford biology
Oxford biology.
Contents Taxonomy, geographic variation, and population genetics of Bornean and Sumatran orangutans / Benoît Goossens [and others] -- The functional significance of variation in jaw form in orangutans / Andrea B. Taylor -- Orangutan positional behavior / Susannah K.S. Thorpe and Robin H. Crompton -- A description of the orangutan's vocal and sound repertoire, with a focus on geographic variation / Madeleine E. Hardus [and others] -- Orangutan life history variation / Serge A. Wich [and others] -- Orangutan distribution, density, abundance, and impacts of disturbance / Simon J. Husson [and others] -- The effects of forest phenology and floristics on populations of Bornean and Sumatran orangutans / Andrew J. Marshall [and others] -- Orangutan activity budgets and diet / Helen C. Morrogh-Bernard [and others] -- Geographic variation in orangutan diets / Anne E. Russon [and others] -- Parasites and their impacts on orangutan health / Ivona Foitová [and others] -- The ecology of female reproduction in wild orangutans / Cheryl D. Knott, Melissa Emery Thompson, and Serge A. Wich -- Development of independence / Maria A. van Noordwijk [and others] -- Ranging behavior of orangutan females and social organization / Ian Singleton [and others] -- Geographical variation in orangutan long calls / Roberto A. Delgado [and others] -- Male-male relationships in orangutans / Sri Suci Utami Atmoko [and others] -- Orangutan mating behavior and strategies / S. Suci Utami Atmoko [and others] -- Social organization and male-female relationships / Tatang Mitra Setia [and others] -- Ecological sex differences in wild orangutans / Carel P. van Schaik, Maria A. van Noordwijk, and Erin R. Vogel -- Nest building in orangutans / Didik Prasetyo [and others] -- Innovation and intelligence in orangutans / Anne E. Russon [and others] -- Orangutan cultures revisited / Carel P. van Schaik [and others] -- Orangutan population biology, life history, and conservation / Andrew J. Marshall [and others] -- Orangutan rehabilitation and reintroduction / Anne E. Russon -- Geographic variation in orangutan behavior and biology / Carel P. van Schaik, Andrew J. Marshall, and Serge A. Wich
Summary Orangutan populations show extensive variation in behaviour and demography. This book carefully compares data from all orangutan research sites, examining the differences and similarities between orangutan species, subspecies and populations, and develops a theoretical framework in which these can be explained
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-401) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bornean orangutan -- Conservation.
Bornean orangutan -- Ecology.
Bornean orangutan -- Variation.
Orangutans -- Behavior.
Behavior, Animal.
Pongo pygmaeus.
Form Electronic book
Author Wich, Serge A.
ISBN 0191550043 (electronic bk.)
9780191550041 (electronic bk.)