The Monkeys of Stormy Mountain: 60 Years of Primatological Research on the Japanese Macaques of Arashiyama

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Jean-Baptiste Leca, Michael A. Huffman, Paul L. Vasey
Cambridge University Press, 19 sty 2012 - 498
The Arashiyama group of Japanese macaques holds a distinguished place in primatology as one of the longest continuously studied non-human primate populations in the world. The resulting long-term data provide a unique resource for researchers, allowing them to move beyond cross-sectional studies to tackle larger issues involving individual, matrilineal and group histories. This book presents an overview of the scope and magnitude of research topics and management efforts that have been conducted on this population for several decades, covering not only the original troop living around Kyoto, Japan, but also the two subgroups that were translocated to Texas, USA and Montreal, Canada. The chapters encompass topics including life history, sexual, social and cultural behaviour and ecology, giving an insight into the range of current primatological research. The contributors underscore the historic value of the Arashiyama macaques and showcase new and significant research findings that highlight their continuing importance to primatology.
 

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Introduction
1
A brief historical timeline of research on the Arashiyama
13
In search of the phantom monkeys
28
Arashiyama monkeys in the late 1950s
34
Touches of humanity in monkey society
42
Fifty years of female Japanese macaque demography
51
Longterm trends in the mating relationships of Japanese
71
behaviour in female Japanese macaques Macaca fuscata
87
A theoretical model Of the development and evolution
186
Male masturbation behaviour of Japanese macaques in
204
Thirty years of stone handling tradition in Arashiyama
223
Play fighting in Japanese macaques
284
How do participants
303
on food competition
331
macaques and its potential medicinal value
356
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Factors influencing mating frequency of male Japanese
112
Costs and benefits of old age reproduction in
131
Is female homosexual behaviour in Japanese macaques
153
Male homosexual behaviour in Arashiyama
173

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Jean-Baptiste Leca is a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Canada. His research explores the determinants of behavioural innovations and traditions, and the evolution of non-conceptive sexuality, including the motivational mechanisms underlying female-to-male mounting in Arashiyama Japanese macaques.

Michael A. Huffman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Behaviour and Ecology at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. His research on free-ranging and captive Japanese macaques encompasses sexual behaviour, reproductive physiology and energetics, enrichment, social learning, cultural behaviour, self-medication and parasite ecology.

Paul L. Vasey is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. His research focuses on the development and evolution of non-conceptive sexuality from a cross-species and cross-cultural perspective. He has conducted research on sexual behaviour in free-ranging Japanese macaques at Arashiyama and on the captive subgroup in Montreal.

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