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Orangutan distribution, density, abundance and impacts of disturbance

Simon J. Husson, Serge A. Wich, Andrew J. Marshall, Rona D. Dennis, Marc Ancrenaz, Rebecca Brassey, Melvin Gumal, Andrew J. Hearn, Erik Meijaard, Togu Simorangkir, and Ian Singleton

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Knowledge of the density and distribution of the endangered orangutan is essential both for their conservation and to identify ecological factors that limit their population size. The authors of this ... More


Pleasing to the Eye

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on habitat preferences. It attempts to address how each species knows its proper place or its best habitat and how it knows where to establish its territory or build its nest. ... More


The Historical Ecology of Walrus Exploitation in the North Pacific

Erica Hill

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the historical ecology of the Pacific walrus considering the association between human settlements and walrus migration routes along the North Pacific Coast on both sides of the ... More


Social Learning in Birds and its Role in Shaping a Foraging Niche*

Tore Slagsvold and Karen L. Wiebe

in Culture Evolves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608966
eISBN:
9780191804656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608966.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

We briefly review the literature on social learning in birds, concluding that strong evidence exists mainly for predator recognition, song, mate choice and foraging. The mechanism of local ... More


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