By Danielle J. Whittaker, Susan Lappan (auth.), Danielle Whittaker, Susan Lappan (eds.)
The small apes, or gibbons, are between our closest residing kinfolk, but they've got bought little consciousness from the clinical neighborhood and the general public compared to the opposite residing apes. This oversight isn't really as a result of loss of charm; their actual attractiveness, swish acrobatic activities, and exciting songs make it transparent why gibbons are continuously one of the most well-liked animals in zoos. quite, the inherent problems focused on learning or filming gibbons of their traditional habitats and, on occasion, the misunderstanding that between apes, smaller skill lesser, have led many researchers and filmmakers to concentration their attentions somewhere else. still, increasingly more intrepid box and laboratory researchers have made regular growth within the learn of gibbon habit and ecology over the past a number of a long time. This quantity is a scientific compilation of modern examine on gibbon socioecology and inhabitants biology with a spotlight on figuring out gibbons within the context in their common habitats, and contains contributions on more than a few issues, together with gibbon biogeography, the ecological roles performed by means of gibbons of their ecosystems, the origins and capabilities of key gibbon social and ecological diversifications, and the conservation prestige of untamed gibbon populations.
The individuals handle either theoretical questions and the sensible implications of our turning out to be wisdom approximately gibbon variations. whereas gibbons percentage a number of vital social good points with people, therefore supplying parallels for knowing human evolution, also they are interesting creatures of their personal correct and act as very important parts of tropical woodland ecosystems. regrettably, gibbons also are one of the so much endangered residing apes. This quantity might be of curiosity to researchers and scholars from a number of fields, together with anthropologists, animal behaviorists, tropical ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation biologists.