Paper $69.00 ISBN: 9780226015965 Published April 2000
Cloth $121.00 ISBN: 9780226015958 Published August 1998

Foraging for Survival

Yearling Baboons in Africa

Stuart A. Altmann

Foraging for Survival

Stuart A. Altmann

617 pages | 82 line drawings, 75 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1998
Paper $69.00 ISBN: 9780226015965 Published April 2000
Cloth $121.00 ISBN: 9780226015958 Published August 1998
Stuart A. Altmann presents the results of one of the most intensive investigations ever carried out on foraging behavior and its consequences for survival and reproduction.
1: Introduction
2: Eclectic Omnivory
3: Methods
4: Dietary Diversity
5: Adequate and Optimal Diets
6: Real versus Ideal Diets
7: Individual Differences and Age Changes
8: From Food to Fitness
9: Why Be Choosy?
10: How to Be an Eclectic Omnivore
App. 1: Primate Nutrient Requirements and Toxin Limits
App. 2: Alternative Definitions of Feeding Bouts
App. 3: Survival Analysis of Bout Lengths
App. 4: Observational Censoring of Feeding Bouts
App. 5: Composition of Foods
App. 6: Maximizing Rates, Michael A. Altmann
App. 7: Procedure for Maximizing Rates
App. 8: Seasonal Adjustments
App. 9: Estimation of Individual Milk Intakes
App. 10: Calculating Intakes of Individuals at Specified Ages
Literature Cited
Abbreviations for the Fifty-two Core Foods
Review Quotes
Joanna E. Lambert | American Scientist
"This book is destined to become a classic in primate feeding behavior. It is exhaustive and a pleasure to read, and it sets the standard for amalgamation of modeling theory and ecological observation."
Peter S. Rodman | American Journal of Primatology
"The gold standard for research on naturalistic behavior and ecology of primates."

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