Ecology and Adaptation

  • Lisa Gould
  • Michelle L. Sauther

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Lemur Origins, History of Ecological Studies on Lemurs, and the Ecology of the Recently Extinct (Subfossil) Lemurs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alison Jolly, R. W. Sussman
      Pages 19-39
    3. Laurie R. Godfrey, William L. Jungers, Gary T. Schwartz
      Pages 41-64
  3. The Evolution of Lemur Traits, Basic and Unusual Patterns

  4. Connecting Ecology and Adaptation: Summaries and New Studies

  5. Lemur Adaptations to a Changing Environment, Natural and Anthropogenic Stress

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-450

About this book


In this comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, information gathered on lemur ecology and adaptation over the past 15 years is presented by both seasoned and newer lemur researchers, and provides us with further knowledge concerning both well-studied and rarely studied extant species, as well as insights into the ecology and adaptation of some of the recently extinct lemurs. With the dramatic increase in behavioral and ecological studies on a great variety of lemur species in the past few decades, our knowledge concerning the adaptation of these charming primates to Madagascar's unpredictable and sometimes harsh environmental conditions has improved significantly. Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation will be a useful and fascinating source book for researchers and students of primate ecology.


Adaptation Evolution behavior behavioral ecology ecology environment primate behavior primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Lisa Gould
    • 1
  • Michelle L. Sauther
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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