Primates of Western Uganda by Colin Groves (auth.), Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher, Hugh

By Colin Groves (auth.), Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher, Hugh Notman, James D. Paterson, Vernon Reynolds (eds.)

Written via a global array of primatologists, this quantity offers a sequence of clinical debts with issues that diversity from taxonomy and biogeography to ecology, habit and body structure, and finally, to conservation. The species studied variety from nocturnal strepsirrhines to chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. each research is new, released right here for the 1st time. jointly they supply a set of clean discoveries and insights, and this e-book displays either present styles of reseach and the variety of the primates of western Uganda.

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RESULTS Ecological Correlates of Cguerezoi Density with Those of Forest Structural Attributes There was no significant relationship found between the total basal area of trees and the density of C. guerezd either at the inter- or intrasite level. N o significant relationships were found between the abundance of canopy trees ( > 2 0 cm Diameter at Breast Height (DBH)) or the number of trees carrying lianas and the density of C. guerezd either at the inter- or intrasite level. There were no significant relationships found between measures of liana basal area across different size classes and the group or individual density of Colobus.

0 5 , standardized Morisita index) although they occur frequently within plots (80% of plots had > 3 lianas > 4 cm in diameter). In previous studies, the movements of guereza have not been closely associated with the abundance of primary food items. However, the relationship between guereza distribution (revealed through discrete or subtle shifts in their density) and a resource that is potentially high in quality, but patchily distributed, could be linked to patterns of ranging in guereza at this site, although this assumption requires more rigorous testing.

Uereza densities and an important factor in determining the carrying capacity of the environment. METHODOLOGY Procedure During 10 weeks of fieldwork, 50 census walks were conducted following five 1-km transect lines to provide measures of Colobus density within a single forest block (Nyakafunjo). The observations were applied to the transect width estimation method ofWhitesides et al. (1988). ^ unpublished) was used to provide a measure of Colobus density across six individual compartments all logged at different time intervals (Table 3).

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