The Japanese Macaques

  • Naofumi Nakagawa
  • Masayuki Nakamichi
  • Hideki Sugiura

Part of the Primatology Monographs book series (PrimMono, volume 0)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Intra-specific Variation: Overview of Field Research and Related Studies

  3. Intra-specific Variation: Ecology and Conservation

  4. Intra-specific Variation: Behaviors and Social Relationships

  5. Recent Topics from Unique Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Miho Inoue-Murayama, Eiji Inoue, Kunio Watanabe, Akiko Takenaka, Yuichi Murayama
      Pages 293-301
    3. Akiko Takenaka, Yoshito Koyama, Shin’ichi Ito, Makoto Murase, Yoshikazu Ueno, Osamu Takenaka
      Pages 303-322
    4. Naofumi Nakagawa, Masayuki Nakamichi, Hideki Sugiura
      Pages 403-404
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-402

About this book


Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) have been studied by primatologists since 1948, and considerable knowledge of the primate has been accumulated to elucidate the adaptation of the species over time and to distinct environments in Japan. The Japanese macaque is especially suited to intragenera and interpopulation comparative studies of behavior, physiology, and morphology, and to socioecology studies in general. This book, the most comprehensive ever published in English on Japanese macaques, is replete with contributions by leading researchers in field primatology. Highlighted are topics of intraspecific variations in the ecology and behaviors of the macaque. Such variations provide evidence of the ecological determinants on this species’ mating and social behaviors, along with evidence of cultural behavior. The book also addresses morphology, population genetics, recent habitat change, and conflicts with humans, and attests to the plasticity and complex adaptive system of macaque societies. The valuable information in this volume is recommended reading for researchers in primatology, anthropology, zoology, animal behavior, and conservation biology.


Conservation biology animal behavior behavior ecology environment primates primatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Naofumi Nakagawa
    • 1
  • Masayuki Nakamichi
    • 2
  • Hideki Sugiura
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Human SciencesOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Wildlife Research CenterKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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