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dc.contributor.advisorPavelka, Mary S. McDonald
dc.contributor.authorKnopff, Kyle
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:06:43Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:06:43Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationKnopff, K. (2004). Feeding competition and group size in Central American howler monkeys (alouatta pigra) at Monkey River, Belize (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13158en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612977005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41676
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 105-117en
dc.description.abstractThe Central American black howler (Alouatta pigra) occurs in surprisingly small social groups, for reasons that are not well understood. To test whether indirect within­group feeding competition constrains group size, I examined the effects of group size on day journey length, activity budgets, and group spread; compared food availability and dietary quality with energy expenditure; and evaluated the results in light of influential ecological constraints models. 45 full day follows were completed on 3 groups of wild A. pigra varying in size from 3 to 7 individuals. Food availability for all groups was similar, but group size was not associated with increased activity levels or day journey length, nor did any group experience variation in energy expenditure with changes in food availability, indicating that feeding competition is not acting to constrain group size at this site. Consequently, I suggest that other factors (possibly social ones) are responsible for small group size.en
dc.format.extentix, 127 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleFeeding competition and group size in Central American howler monkeys (alouatta pigra) at Monkey River, Belize
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13158
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 K66en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1511 520492028


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.