How Primates Eat: A Synthesis of Nutritional Ecology across a Mammal Order (Paperback)

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How Primates Eat: A Synthesis of Nutritional Ecology across a Mammal Order By Joanna E. Lambert (Editor), Margaret A. H. Bryer (Editor), Jessica M. Rothman (Editor), T. H. Clutton-Brock (Foreword by), Alison Richard (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Joanna E. Lambert (Editor), Margaret A. H. Bryer (Editor), Jessica M. Rothman (Editor), T. H. Clutton-Brock (Foreword by), Alison Richard (Afterword by)
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Exploring everything from nutrients to food acquisition and research methods, a comprehensive synthesis of the study of food and feeding in nonhuman primates.
 
What do we mean when we say that a diet is nutritious? Why is it that some animals can get all the energy they need from eating leaves while others would perish on such a diet? Why don’t mountain gorillas eat fruit all day like chimpanzees do? Answers to these questions about food and feeding are among the many tasty morsels that emerge from this authoritative book. Informed by the latest scientific tools and millions of hours of field and laboratory work on species across the primate order and around the globe, this volume is an exhaustive synthesis of our understanding of what, why, and how primates eat what they eat. State-of-the-art information presented at physiological, behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary scales will serve as a road map for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners as they work toward a holistic understanding of life as a primate and the urgent conservation consequences of diet and food availability in a changing world.

About the Author


Joanna E. Lambert is an evolutionary biologist and professor of animal ecology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she directs the Wildlife and Humans Lab.

Margaret A. H. Bryer is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Jessica M. Rothman is professor of anthropology at Hunter College, where she leads the Wildlife Ecology and Nutrition Project, and Wildlife Nutritional Ecology Lab.

T. H. Clutton-Brock, F. E. Guinness, and S. D. Albon are members of the Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.


Alison Richard is the Crosby Professor of the Human Environment emerita and senior research scientist at Yale University. She previously served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and in 2010, she was awarded a DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire) for her services to higher education.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780226829753
ISBN-10: 0226829758
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: July 16th, 2024
Pages: 656
Language: English