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Reproduction and Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological, and Life History Perspectives by Larissa Swedell

Reproduction and Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological, and Life History Perspectives

Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects Series


Reproduction and Fitness in Baboons: Behavioral, Ecological, and Life History Perspectives by Larissa Swedell

This volume brings together current research on the behavior, ecology, reproduction, and life history of baboons of the genus Papio, shedding light on what makes baboons successful. The book focuses on issues such as infanticide, mating strategies and investment, hybridization and genetics. The findings have broad applications to understanding the evolution of complex life history adaptations in other primates, and of humans in particular.


From the reviews:

This book is generally successful in its goals, and lives up to its title, by compiling a good amount of recent research on reproductive behavior and life history in baboons, and their impact on reproductive success. While this book will clearly be of interest to graduate students and professionals engaged in social and ecological research on baboons, it would also be of considerable interest to students of evolutionary theory ... . (Stephen R. Frost, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Vol. 15, 2008)

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Publication date

12th February 2010


Larissa Swedell

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Springer-Verlag New York Inc.


324 pages


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