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Mountain Gorillas Three Decades of Research at Karisoke by Martha M. Robbins

Mountain Gorillas Three Decades of Research at Karisoke

Part of the Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series


Mountain Gorillas Three Decades of Research at Karisoke by Martha M. Robbins

For the past three decades the mountain gorillas of Karisoke Research Center have been the subject of many studies focusing on their behaviour and ecology. Long-term observations on known individuals, from birth to death, and data on social behaviour within and between groups have led to an understanding of many aspects of gorilla social structure. The findings have made significant contributions to models of comparative primate behavioural ecology. Mountain gorillas have also been the focus of intense conservation efforts, which have become a model for conservation programs elsewhere. While most research has focused on mountain gorillas, data on the other two recognised subspecies have increased over the past twenty years. This book highlights and summarises some of the behavioural, ecological and conservation work on mountain gorillas, and makes comparisons with findings from other study sites. It represents the most up-to-date and diverse collection of information available on this endangered ape.


'... a polished compendium that pays tribute to years of dedicated behavioural, ecological and conservation research in the face of tremendous adversity.'
Kathryn Jeffery, Biologist

'I highly recommend this book ... It brings together a great deal of knowledge about the mountain gorillas of Karisoke as well as up-to-date information from other study sites and subspecies ... fascinating reading for anyone interested in gorillas, behavioural ecology and conservation in general.'
Primate Eye

'[a] comprehensive and current collection of information about mountain gorillas. ... a valuable resource, both as a complete summary of work to date, and also as a starting point for future research and conservation of this endangered Great Ape.'

'... a solid and easily accessible summary of the work at Karisoke over the past decades ... I already look forward to a follow-up volume.'
Carel P. van Schaik, International Journal of Primatology

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Publication date

29th June 2005


Martha M. Robbins

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Cambridge University Press


448 pages




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