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Readership: An advanced textbook suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in the fields of behavioural ecology, primatology, conservation biology, biological anthropology, public health and wildlife epidemiology.
Charles Nunn, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany and Department of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley, USA., and Sonia Altizer, Institute of Ecology, Universtiy of Georgia, Athens, USA
"[this book] is organized in nine chapters, each building upon the last, making it an excellent text for introducing the subject of primate pathogen biology to audiences coming from divergent backgrounds, but with a shared interest in the topic. I can attest to the success of this volume in this regard, having used it to lead a graduate seminar including participants from biological anthropology, epidemiology, ecology, and veterinary medicine." - Evolutionary Biology
"This is a useful book that includes an index, which is of practical interest for laboratories and zoos." - Michel Cuisin MAMMALIA
"I would highly recommend this book to behavioural scientists, veterinarians working with nonhuman primates
in biomedical, zoological or field settings and to investigators utilizing nonhuman primates in their disease programs. American Journal of Primatology 69:1 (2007)"
"The nine chapters of this logically structured book will appeal to ecologists, evolutionary biologists, primatologists, and especially to students in these fields seeking a better understanding of disease biology, epidemiological principals, and comparative evolutionary analyses, On the whole, the publication of this book marks, if not the birth of a new field, its transition from childhood into adolescence. EcoHealth 2007."
"This innovative book provides a comprehensive synthesis of the emerging and topical field of disease ecology. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it to those with a passion for
diseases or primates." - Raina K. Plowright, TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution (2006)
"... a structured and thoughtful synthesis of a field that has never before been unified ... On the whole, the publication of this book marks, if not the birth of a new field, its transition from childhood into adolescence." - EcoHealth 4, 231-233, May 2007
1: Questions, Terminology, and Underlying Principles
2: Diversity and Characteristics of Primate Parasites
3: Primate Socioecology and Disease Risk: Predictions and Rationale
4: Host-Parasite Dynamics and Epidemiological Principles
5: Host Defenses: The Immune System and Behavioral Counterstrategies
6: Infectious Disease and Primate Social Systems
7: Parasites and Primate Conservation
8: From Nonhuman Primates to Human Health and Evolution
9: Concluding Remarks and Future Directions