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Kappeler, Peter M.

Overview
Works: 145 works in 390 publications in 2 languages and 7,688 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, dgs, Editor, Other, htt, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: QL737.P9, 599.815
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter M Kappeler
Sexual selection in primates : new and comparative perspectives( )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sexual Selection in Primates provides an up-to-date account of all aspects of sexual selection in primates, combining theoretical insights, comprehensive reviews of the primate literature and comparative perspectives from relevant work on other mammals, birds and humans. Topics include sex roles, sexual dimorphism in weapons, ornaments and armaments, sex ratios, sex differences in behaviour and development, mate choice, sexual conflict, sex-specific life-history strategies, sperm competition and infanticide. The outcome of the evolutionary struggle between the sexes, the flexibility of roles and the leverage of females are discussed and emphasised throughout
Verhaltensbiologie by Peter M Kappeler( )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2022 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This textbook presents all basic principles of animal behaviour in a clear and concise manner and illustrates them with up-to-date examples. Emphasis is placed on behavioural biology as an integrative discipline of organismic biology, focusing on the adaptive value of behaviours that facilitate resource access, predator avoidance and reproductive success and underlie parental care, all within a comprehensive presentation of social complexity. This new textbook provides a rich resource for students (and teachers) from a wide range of life science disciplines."
Cooperation in primates and humans : mechanisms and evolution by Peter M Kappeler( )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperative behaviour has been one of the enigmas of evolutionary theory. This book examines the many facets of cooperative behaviour in primates and humans. It bridges the gap between parallel research in primatology and studies of humans, and highlights both common principles and aspects of human uniqueness, with respect to cooperative behaviour
Animal behaviour : evolution and mechanisms by Nils Anthes( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Study of animal behaviour is one of the fastest growing sub-disciplines in biology. The resulting diversity of conceptual approaches and methodological innovations makes it increasingly difficult for professionals and students to keep abreast of important new developments. This edited volume provides up-to-date reviews that facilitate orientation in key areas of animal behaviour, including communication, cognition, conflict, cooperation, sexual selection and behavioural variation. The contributions address evolutionary and proximate aspets of behavior and also cover both invertebrates and vertebrates. Important concepts are dealt with in separate glossaries and key examples highlighted in separate text boxes. Richly illustrated with colour figures, this volume offers a well structured overview of all the main developments in current animal behaviour research. It is ideal for teaching upper-level courses, where it will be essential reading for advanced students familiar with basic concepts and ideas"--Page 4 of cover
Mind the gap : tracing the origins of human universals by Peter M Kappeler( )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes us human? What made us become the way we are? One way to answer these questions is to identify the traits that all humans share, traits that are universal features of all human societies. Another way to do so is to ask how humans differ from other species, particularly from our closest relatives, the nonhuman primates
Long-term field studies of primates by Peter M Kappeler( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some primate field studies have been on-going for decades, covering significant portions of individual life cycles or even multiple generations. In this volume, leading field workers report on the history and infrastructure of their projects in Madagascar, Africa, Asia and South America. More importantly, they provide summaries of their long-term research efforts on primate behaviour, ecology and life history, highlighting insights that were only possible because of the long-term nature of the study. The chapters of this volume collectively outline the many scientific reasons for studying primate behaviour, ecology and demography over multiple generations. This kind of research is typically necessitated by the relatively slow life histories of primates. Moreover, a complete understanding of social organization and behaviour, factors often influenced by rare but important events, requires long-term data collection. Finally, long-term field projects are also becoming increasingly important foci of local conservation activities
The evolution of primate societies( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2021 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Compiles 32 chapters that review the current state of knowledge regarding the behavior of nonhuman primates. Chapters are written by leading authorities in the field and organized around four major adaptive problems primates face as they strive to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce in the wild. The inclusion of chapters on human behavior at the end of each major section ... will remind readers of what we can learn about ourselves through research on nonhuman primates. The final section highlights some of the innovative and cutting-edge research designed to reveal the similarities and differences between nonhuman and human primate cognition"--Page 4 of cover
Primate males : causes and consequences of variation in group composition( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The size and composition of primate groups varies tremendously across species, within species, and within groups over time. The most variable quantity is the number of adult males. In some groups, single males can monopolize access to several females, whereas reproduction is shared among several males in other groups. This variation lies at the heart of understanding adaptive variation among social systems. Whether groups contain single or multiple males has important consequences for reproductive strategies of both sexes, and also shapes these animals' morphology and behaviour. Written by leading authorities, this book provides an extensive overview of variation in group composition across all major primate taxa, using up-to-date reviews, case studies, evolutionary theory and theoretical models, setting primates into context with birds and other mammals. It will become a firm favorite with all those interested in the behavioural ecology of primates
The behavioral ecology of the Tibetan macaque by Peter M Kappeler( )

8 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This open access book summarizes the multi-disciplinary results of one of China's main primatological research projects on the endemic Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana), which had continued for over 30 years, but which had never been reported on systematically. Dedicated to this exceptional Old World monkey, this book makes the work of Chinese primatologists on the social behavior, cooperation, culture, cognition, group dynamics, and emerging technologies in primate research accessible to the international scientific community. One of the most impressive Asian monkeys, and the largest member of its genus, the Tibetan macaque deserves to be better known. This volume goes a long way towards bringing this species into the spotlight with many excellent behavioral analyses from the field.- Frans de Waal, Professor of Psychology, Emory University, USA. Macaques matter. To understand primate patterns and trends, and to gain important insight into humanity, we need to augment and expand our engagement with the most successful and widespread primate genus aside from Homo. This volume focuses on the Tibetan macaque, a fascinating species with much to tell us about social behavior, physiology, complexity and the macaque knack for interfacing with humans. This book is doubly important for primatology in that beyond containing core information on this macaque species, it also reflects an effective integrated collaboration between Chinese scholars and a range of international colleagues--exactly the type of collaborative engagement primatology needs. This volume is a critical contribution to a global primatology. - Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, USA. I have many fond memories of my association with Mt. Huangshan research beginning in 1983, when together with Professor Qishan Wang we established this site. It is such a beautiful place and I miss it. It is gratifying to see how far research has progressed since we began work there, becoming more internationalized and very much a collaborative endeavor under the long-term direction of Professor Jin-Hua Li and colleagues. This book highlights the increased interest in this species, representing a variety of disciplines ranging from macro aspects of behavior, cognition and sociality, to micro aspects of microbes, parasites and disease, authored by a group of renowned Chinese and international primatologists. I applaud their efforts and expect more interesting work to come from this site in the years ahead.- Kazuo Wada, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Japan
Primate life histories and socioecology by Peter M Kappeler( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a systematic attempt to understand how primate life histories influence behavior. Topics covered include how primate life histories interact with diverse social structures and how the slow maturation of primates affects the behavior of both the young and their adult caregivers
Lemur social systems and their ecological basis by Peter M Kappeler( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past decade has seen a steady increase in studies oflemur behavior and ecology. As a result, there is much novel information on newly studied populations, and even newly discovered species, that has not yet been published or summarized. In fact, lemurs have not been the focus of an international symposium since the Prosimian Biology Conference in London in 1972. Moreover, research on lemurs has reached a new quality by addressing general issues in behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. Although lemurs provide important comparative information on these topics, this aspect of research on lemurs has not been reviewed and compared with similar studies in other primate radiations. Thus, as did many in the field, we felt that the time was ripe to review and synthesize our knowledge of lemur behavioral ecology. Following an initiative by Gerry Doyle, we organized a symposium at the XIVth Congress of the International Primatological Society in Strasbourg, France, where 15 contributions summarized much new information on lemur social systems and their ecological basis. This volume provides a collection of the papers presented at the Strasbourg symposium (plus two reports from recently completed field projects). Each chapter was peer-reviewed, typically by one "lemurologist" and one other biologist. The first three chapters present novel information from the first long-term field studies of three enigmatic species. Sterling describes the social organization of Daubentonia madagascariensis, showing that aye-aye ranging patterns deviate from those of all other nocturnal primates
Verhaltensbiologie by Peter M Kappeler( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2021 in German and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fressen, nicht-gefressen-Werden, Paarungspartner finden und Junge erfolgreich aufziehen Peter Kappeler erläutert, ausgehend von den vier "Grundproblemen", die jedes Tier lösen muss, die Verhaltensbiologie als integrative Disziplin der organismischen Biologie. Er berücksichtigt dabei - die evolutionäre Bedeutung diverser Anpassungen des Verhaltens, - die Ausprägung von Verhaltensweisen durch ökologische Rahmenbedingungen, life history-Strategien sowie bauplanspezifische, anatomische und physiologische Zwänge und Möglichkeiten, - moderne Konzepte und Erkenntnisse der Verhaltensökologie, Soziobiologie und Evolutionsbiologie. Der didaktische Schwerpunkt liegt auf einer klaren Darstellung und Übersicht der grundlegenden Prinzipien und Probleme. Klassische und vor allem aktuelle Beispiele, besonders aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum, illustrieren die theoretischen Grundsätze
The Behavioral Ecology of the Tibetan Macaque by Jin-Hua Li( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This open access book summarizes the multi-disciplinary results of one of China's main primatological research projects on the endemic Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana), which had continued for over 30 years, but which had never been reported on systematically. Dedicated to this exceptional Old World monkey, this book makes the work of Chinese primatologists on the social behavior, cooperation, culture, cognition, group dynamics, and emerging technologies in primate research accessible to the international scientific community. One of the most impressive Asian monkeys, and the largest member of its genus, the Tibetan macaque deserves to be better known. This volume goes a long way towards bringing this species into the spotlight with many excellent behavioral analyses from the field.- Frans de Waal, Professor of Psychology, Emory University, USA. Macaques matter. To understand primate patterns and trends, and to gain important insight into humanity, we need to augment and expand our engagement with the most successful and widespread primate genus aside from Homo. This volume focuses on the Tibetan macaque, a fascinating species with much to tell us about social behavior, physiology, complexity and the macaque knack for interfacing with humans. This book is doubly important for primatology in that beyond containing core information on this macaque species, it also reflects an effective integrated collaboration between Chinese scholars and a range of international colleagues-exactly the type of collaborative engagement primatology needs. This volume is a critical contribution to a global primatology. - Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, USA. I have many fond memories of my association with Mt. Huangshan research beginning in 1983, when together with Professor Qishan Wang we established this site. It is such a beautiful place and I miss it. It is gratifying to see how far research has progressed since we began work there, becoming more internationalized and very much a collaborative endeavor under the long-term direction of Professor Jin-Hua Li and colleagues. This book highlights the increased interest in this species, representing a variety of disciplines ranging from macro aspects of behavior, cognition and sociality, to micro aspects of microbes, parasites and disease, authored by a group of renowned Chinese and international primatologists. I applaud their efforts and expect more interesting work to come from this site in the years ahead.- Kazuo Wada, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Japan
Sexual selection in primates by Göttingen Freilandtage( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Sexual Selection in Primates' provides an up-to-date account of all aspects of sexual selection in primates, combining theoretical insights, comprehensive reviews of the primate literature and comparative perspectives from relevant work on other mammals, birds and humans
Vocal Communication within the Genus Chlorocebus: Insights into Mechanisms of Call Production and Call Perception by Tabitha Price( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is difficult to overestimate the influence of language in day to day life, and language is often proposed as the clearest feature to distinguish us, Homo sapiens, from all other animals. The origin of language has long been the subject of speculation and myth, and more recently, together with the development of Darwinian evolutionary concepts, the evolution of language has become the focus of multidisciplinary scientific investigation. The emerging picture is that the language faculty is a complex multi-component system, with the possibility of each subcomponent having arisen from a diff
The Social System of Guinea Baboons (Papio papio) With a Focus on Male-Male Relationships by Annika Patzelt( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paviane (Papio spp.) gelten als wichtiges Modell für die Evolution menschlicher Sozialsysteme. Im Pleistozän hat sich die Gattung Papio ausgehend vom südlichen Afrika über große Teile Afrikas südlich der Sahara sowie Teile der Arabischen Halbinsel ausgebreitet, wobei Guineapaviane (P. papio) die nordwestlichsten und Mantelpaviane (P. hamadryas) die nordöstlichsten Gebiete besiedeln. Im Vergleich zu anderen Pavianarten, deren Ökologie und Sozialsystem seit vielen Jahrzehnten umfangreich untersucht werden, waren zu Guineapavianen bisher nur wenige und zudem widersprüchliche Kenntnisse vorhand
Cooperation and competition in wild male Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) in Morocco by Christopher Young( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Männliche Säugetiere konkurrieren um eine nicht-teilbare Ressource (empfängnisbereite Weibchen) und sind üblicherweise das abwandernde Geschlecht, weshalb Kooperation zwischen Männchen der Intuition zu widersprechen scheint. Wenn die Kooperation jedoch für beide Partner vorteilhaft ist, indem sich z.B. ihr Paarungs-/Fortpflanzungserfolg erhöht, kann Kooperation eine plausible Strategie sein. Koalitionen können opportunistisch sein, also kurzfristig einen direkten Nutzen bieten, oder für einen zukünftigen Fortpflanzungserfolg und Aufstieg in der Rangordnung sorgen. Welche Art von Koalition a
Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Leaf Monkeys (Colobinae) with Focus on the Genus Presbytis (Eschscholtz, 1821) by Dirk Meyer( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effects of forest fragmentation on brown spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus) and red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) by Rebecca Rimbach( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The increasing intensity of anthropogenic land use and conversion has immense impacts on ecosystems worldwide and often results in habitat fragmentation. Fragmentation and other anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. hunting and logging activities) pose major threats to numerous animal species. Species vary greatly in their resilience to these disturbances and in their ability to survive in forest fragments. Animals might have to adjust their behavior, their grouping patters and/or dietary strategies to survive. Human-induced alterations can also result in long-term elevations of 'stress'; hormone
The social system of white-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata) by Anna Gamero Cabrellez( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Tierreich zeichnet sich durch eine große Diversität an Sozialsystemen aus, die von einer einzelgängerischen Lebensweise bis hin zum Leben in komplexen sozialen Gruppen reicht. Diese Variation in Sozialsystemen liefert den perfekten Rahmen um die evolutionäre Entwicklung von sozialen Merkmalen zu untersuchen. Ein besonders erfolgsversprechender Ansatz besteht darin, eng verwandte Arten, die sich durch einen unterschiedlichen Grad der Vergesellschaftung auszeichnen, miteinander zu vergleichen. Die Charaktersierung von Sozialsystemen wird für verschiedene taxonomische Gruppen unterschiedli
 
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Sexual selection in primates : new and comparative perspectives Sexual selection in primates
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VerhaltensbiologieCooperation in primates and humans : mechanisms and evolutionAnimal behaviour : evolution and mechanismsMind the gap : tracing the origins of human universalsLong-term field studies of primatesThe evolution of primate societiesPrimate males : causes and consequences of variation in group compositionThe behavioral ecology of the Tibetan macaque
Alternative Names
Kappeler, P.

Kappeler, P. 1959-

Kappeler, P. M. 1959-

Kappeler, Peter.

Kappeler, Peter 1959-

Peter M. Kappeler deutscher Biologe, Anthropologe und Hochschullehrer

Peter M. Kappeler Duits hoogleraar

Peter M. Kappeler German university teacher

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Languages
English (169)

German (37)