Lessons from howler monkeys on the causes and consequences or primate adaptation to fragmented landscapes

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Abstract: Understanding how species respond to habitat fragmentation is critical for evaluating their likelihood of surviving in a changing world impacted by growing human pressure on ecosystems. Howler monkeys (Alouatta sp.), the best studied platyrrhines in the wild, are folivorous-frugivorous primates well known primates well-known for their capacity to survive in habitat fragments. However, our understanding of the ecological consequence of their behavioural flexibility in fragmented landscapes is still poor. In this Primate Conversations I will offer insight on some potential consequences of their behaviour in small habitat patches and explain why their capacity to cope with these limiting environments is not sufficient to guarantee their long-term conservation.

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Convener: Dr S. Carvalho.

Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab

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