APY107 - Primate Ecology

APY107 - Primate Ecology - Primate Ecology FieldMethods:

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Primate Ecology
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Field Methods: Focal animal sampling- focus  on one individual during study  period. Scan sampling- move from one  individual to another during  study period.
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Early primate studies… mainly descriptive Primate studies today… grounded in analytical  framework focusing on  adaptative reproductive  strategies of individuals.
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socioecology The study of animals and  their habitat;  relationship between the  environment and social  behavior.
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Important environmental factors affecting behavior:  quantity and quality of                food  distribution of food, H20,  predators, sleeping areas activity patterns interspecies relations
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FEEDING  BEHAVIOR Kay’s Threshold Purely  insectivorous  primates weigh  less than 500g,  while purely  folivorous  primates weigh  more than 700g.
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Body size and diet are related INSECTIVORES-FRUGIVORES-FOLIVORES
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Larger animals use relatively less energy per unit body weight
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Primate infants weaned when 4x birthweight is reached
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