Neotropical Rainforest Mammals

A Field Guide

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Author: Louise Emmons

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226207216

Category: Nature

Page: 307

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Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, the first color-illustrated field guide to these marvelously diverse and elusive creatures, has enjoyed tremendous success since its initial publication in 1990. Ecotourists and field researchers alike have applauded this guide's compact size, light weight, and durability. More important, they have appreciated its clear and concise accounts of the mammals of this broad region. Each species account includes information on identifying characteristics, similar species, vocalizations, behavior and natural history, geographic range, conservation status, local names, and references to the scientific literature. In this completely revised and updated second edition: A total of 226 species are treated in full (206 were included in the first edition). All species accounts retained from the first edition have been updated to include the most recent research. All 195 maps showing the distribution and geographic range of each species have been revised to reflect the most current information. Twenty-nine beautiful color plates illustrate more than 220 species (including significant color variants between males and females or adults and young). Seven black-and-white plates contain more than 60 images of individual species, mainly bats. A compact disc of mammal vocalizations--crucial to identifying nocturnal and otherwise cryptic animals that sometimes may be heard rather than seen--will be available for purchase separately. Praise for the first edition: "If you can't go to the Central and South American rain forests to see firsthand their threatened ecosystems, here is the next best thing."--Washington Post Book World "A large amount of information is presented concisely and in a way that is easy to use."--Choice "The presentation and wealth of information contained in this field guide is outstanding and will satisfy the needs of both the 'tourist' and 'researcher' traveling to the Neotropics."--Canadian Field-Naturalist

Neuweltprimaten Band 2 Kapuzineraffen bis Spinnenaffen

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Author: Michael Schröpel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3844868445

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Mit dem vorliegenden 2. Band einer umfassenden Darstellung der süd- und mittelamerikanischen Primaten - der Neuweltaffen - in deutscher Sprache wird an die im 1. Band behandelten Krallenaffen angeschlossen und das Bild abgerundet. So sollen hier mit diesem Buch ein Überblick über den derzeitigen Kenntnisstand auf diesem Spezialgebiet der Primatologie gegeben und die heute bekannten Arten der Neuweltaffen in Wort und Bild vorgestellt werden. In dieser Form umfassend, vor allem mit den im letzten Jahrzehnt neu entdeckten oder beschriebenen Arten, gab es bisher keine Monographie in deutscher Sprache. Es wird über die Stammesgeschichte, die Verbreitung, die Nahrung, den Lebensraum und die Wohngebiete sowie über die soziale Organisation dieser Affen berichtet. Auch die Fortpflanzung und die Jungenaufzucht werden vorgestellt. Den einzelnen Familien, Gattungen und Arten der Neuweltprimaten wird je nach Umfang der bisherigen wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse möglichst umfassend im Band 2 Raum gewidmet. bei manchen Arten sind diese Kenntnisse allerdings noch recht lückenhaft. Die Beschreibungen reichen von den Kapuzineraffen über die Totenkopfaffen, Nachtaffen, Springaffen, Schweifaffen und Uakaris bis zu den Brüllaffen, Klammeraffen, Wollaffen und Spinnenaffen. Alle Arten und einige Unterarten werden darüber hinaus in gezeichneten farbigen Bildtafeln dargestellt.

Tropical Forest Remnants

Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fragmented Communities

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Author: William F. Laurance,Richard O. Bierregaard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226468983

Category: Science

Page: 616

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We live in an increasingly fragmented world, with islands of natural habitat cast adrift in a sea of cleared, burned, logged, polluted, and otherwise altered lands. Nowhere are fragmentation and its devastating effects more evident than in the tropical forests. By the year 2000, more than half of these forests will have been cut, causing increased soil erosion, watershed destabilization, climate degradation, and extinction of as many as 600,000 species. Tropical Forest Remnants provides the best information available to help us understand, manage, and conserve the remaining fragments. Covering geographic areas from Southeast Asia and Australia to Madagascar and the New World, this volume summarizes what is known about the ecology, management, restoration, socioeconomics, and conservation of fragmented forests. Thirty-three papers present results of recent research as well as updates from decades-long projects in progress. Two final chapters synthesize the state of research on tropical forest fragmentation and identify key priorities for future work.

Tropical Ecology

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Author: John Kricher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838950

Category: Science

Page: 704

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This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna. It covers tropical montane ecology, riverine ecosystems, savanna, dry forest--and more. Tropical Ecology begins with a historical overview followed by a sweeping discussion of biogeography and evolution, and then introduces students to the unique and complex structure of tropical rain forests. Other topics include the processes that influence everything from species richness to rates of photosynthesis: how global climate change may affect rain forest characteristics and function; how fragmentation of ecosystems affects species richness and ecological processes; human ecology in the tropics; biodiversity; and conservation of tropical ecosystems and species. Drawing on real-world examples taken from actual research, Tropical Ecology is the best textbook on the subject for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Offers the first comprehensive introduction to tropical ecology Describes all the major kinds of tropical terrestrial ecosystems Explains species diversity, evolutionary processes, and coevolutionary interactions Features numerous color illustrations and examples from actual research Covers global warming, deforestation, reforestation, fragmentation, and conservation The essential textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students Suitable for courses with a field component Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Biola University Bucknell University California State University, Fullerton Colorado State University - Fort Collins Francis Marion University Michigan State University Middlebury College Northern Kentucky University Ohio Wesleyan University St. Mary's College of Maryland Syracuse University Tulane University University of California, Santa Cruz University of Central Florida University of Cincinnati University of Florida University of Missouri University of New Mexico University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of the West Indies Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology

Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands

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Author: William L. Balée,Clark L. Erickson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509618

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropics. They show how local peoples have changed the landscape over time to fit their needs by managing and modifying species diversity, enhancing landscape heterogeneity, and controlling ecological disturbance. In turn, the environment itself becomes a form of architecture rich with historical and archaeological significance. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology explores thousands of years of ecological history while also addressing important contemporary issues, such as biodiversity and genetic variation and change. Engagingly written and expertly researched, this book introduces and exemplifies a unique method for better understanding the link between humans and the biosphere.

People in Nature

Wildlife Conservation in South and Central America

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Author: Kirsten M. Silvius,Richard E. Bodmer,José M. V. Fragoso

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502087

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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This book reviews wildlife management and conservation in Central and South America. The book discusses the threats to biodiversity in this area including habitat fragmentation, development, ranching, tourism as well as hunting. The book contains contributions from many local Latin American authors who work there daily and are exposed to the numerous and unique issues that need to be taken into account when talking about conservation in Central and South America.

Die Säugetiere Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens

der Bestimmungsführer

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Author: Stéphane Aulagnier,Jean Chevallier,Olivier Roth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258075068

Category: Paläarktis West - Säugetiere - Wildtiere - Bestimmungsbuch

Page: 271

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Animals and the Maya in Southeast Mexico

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Author: Eugene Newton Anderson,Felix Medina Tzuc

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816523948

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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In MexicoÕs southeastern frontier state of Quintana Roo, game animals and other creatures that depend on old-growth forest are disappearing in the face of habitat destruction and overhunting. Traditionally, the Yucatec Maya have regarded animals as fellow members of a wider society, and in their religion animals enjoy the status of spiritual beings. But in recent years, the breakdown of cultural restraints on hunting has spiraled so far out of control that almost everything edible within easy reach of a road has become fair game. This book combines the insights of an anthropologist with the hands-on experience of a Maya campesino with the aim of improving the management of Quintana RooÕs wild lands and animal resources. E. N. Anderson and Felix Medina Tzuc pool their knowledge to document Yucatec Maya understanding and use of animals and to address practical matters related to wider conservation issues. Although the Yucatec MayaÕs ethnobotany has been well documented, until now little has been recorded about their animal lore. Anderson and Medina Tzuc have compiled a wealth of information about traditional knowledge of animals in this corner of the Maya world. They have recorded most of the terms widely used for several hundred categories of animals in west central Quintana Roo, mapped them onto biological categories, and recorded basic information about wildlife management and uses. The book reflects a wealth of knowledge gathered from individuals regarded as experts on particular aspects of animal management, whether hunting, herding, or beekeeping. It also offers case studies of conservation successes and failures in various communities, pointing to the need for cooperation by the Mexican government and Maya people to save wildlife. Appendixes provide an extensive animal classification and a complete list of all birds identified in the area. Even though sustainable forestry has finally come to the Yucat‡n, sustainable game use is practiced by only a few communities.Animals and the Maya in Southeast Mexico is a complete ethnozoology for the region, offered in the hope that it will encourage the recognition of Quintana RooÕs forests and wildlife as no less deserving of protection than ancient Maya cities.

The mammals of Costa Rica

a natural history and field guide

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Author: Mark Wainwright,Oscar Arias

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 454

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From the raucous mantled howler monkeys and the charismatic white-nosed coatis to the elusive jaguar, The Mammals of Costa Rica offers authoritative accounts of the fascinating creatures of the neotropics. With more than four hundred spectacular illustrat

Nature Canada

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 539

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates. Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry. In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.

Natur und Museum

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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List of members in v. 1-52; 1869/70-1921/22.

Neotropical primates

a newsletter of the Neotropical Section of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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A Guide to the Zoological Literature

The Animal Kingdom

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Author: George H. Bell,Diane B. Rhodes

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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This work provides access to a wealth of information. Reference librarians, students, zoologists, conservationists, and amateur naturalists can use it to locate such sources as a field guide to the birds of Bali, a checklist of the mammals of Africa, an encyclopedia of fishes, a handbook on insects, an identification key to reptiles of North America, or the name of an Internet news group on western birds. It is the only existing work that contains a compilation of all the major reference sources on the animal kingdom. A comprehensive author-title index and a separate subject index make locating specific entries simple. The subject index includes the common and scientific names of animal groups and geographical locations. Intended for use in public, academic, and specialized libraries, as well as departments in the zoological sciences.

Bolivia: Pando, Río Tahuanmanu

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Author: Field Museum of Natural History. Environmental and Conservation Programs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 79

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