High Altitude Primates

  • Nanda B. Grow
  • Sharon Gursky-Doyen
  • Alicia Krzton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. High Altitude Prosimian Primates

  3. High Altitude Monkeys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Sam Shanee, Noga Shanee, Nicola Campbell, Nestor Allgas
      Pages 63-83
    3. Sergio A. Vargas, Julián León, Mónica Ramírez, Nelson Galvis, Edgar Cifuentes, Pablo R. Stevenson
      Pages 85-102
    4. Mónica A. Ramírez, Nelson F. Galvis, Sergio A. Vargas, José Julián Léon, Edgar F. Cifuentes, Pablo R. Stevenson
      Pages 103-114
    5. Claudia Barelli, Juan F. Gallardo Palacios, Francesco Rovero
      Pages 211-226
  4. High Altitude Apes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Jessica M. Rothman, John Bosco Nkurunungi, Bianca F. Shannon, Margaret A. H. Bryer
      Pages 247-264
    3. S. A. Wich, G. Usher, H. H. Peters, Mokhamad Faesal Rakhman Khakim, M. G. Nowak, G. M. Fredriksson
      Pages 265-283

About this book


Primates are remarkably adaptable animals that have gone through multiple radiations across a wide range of habitats.  Habitats found at high altitudes provide particular challenges for resident primate populations.  Landscapes at high altitudes tend to be less productive than neighboring areas at lower elevations, and also present changes in the structure of flora and fauna, species diversity, and density.  Although some of the most unique and unexpected solutions to problems of survival are found in high altitude primates, these populations are often understudied.  This volume compiles the most up-to-date research on how a variety of primates (prosimians, monkeys, apes, and even humans) respond to conditions at higher altitudes.


Altitude Primates adaptability conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nanda B. Grow
    • 1
  • Sharon Gursky-Doyen
    • 2
  • Alicia Krzton
    • 3
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8175-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8174-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8175-1
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