Behavioral Flexibility in Primates: Causes and Consequences

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 3, 2005 - Science - 184 pages

Numerous figures, illustrations, and tables; integration of new literature and concepts into field of primatology; emphasis upon both behavioral and cognitive mechanisms.

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Primate Signatures and Behavioral Flexibility in Heterogeneous Regimes
Social Cognition and Behavioral FlexibilityCategorical
Female Primates as EnergyMaximizers in Heterogeneous Regimes
TimeMinimizers in Heterogeneous Regimes
A General Formulation for Antagonistic Coevolution
Sociosexual Organization and the Expression of Behavioral Flexibility
Interpretations and Prospects
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Clara B. Jones, Ph.D. has studied spiders, fish, monkeys, and humans, including work in the field, in zoological gardens, and in the laboratory. Most of her research, beginning in 1973, has been conducted on the howling monkeys of Central America. Her publications primarily relate to sexual selection, reproductive competition, social organization, interindividual conflicts of interest, dispersal, and evolution in heterogeneous regimes. She has also contributed to the literature on primate conservation and population biology.

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