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Primates in the Urban Mosaic: Terminology, Flexibility, and Management

Thatcher, HR, Downs, CT and Koyama, NF (2023) Primates in the Urban Mosaic: Terminology, Flexibility, and Management. In: McKinney, Tracie, Waters, Siân and Rodrigues, Michelle A, (eds.) Primates in Anthropogenic Landscapes Exploring Primate Behavioural Flexibility Across Human Contexts. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects . Springer Nature, Cham., pp. 121-137. ISBN 9783031117367

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Continuous human expansion is affecting landscape composition, in particular through urbanisation. Wildlife persistence in the urban-mosaic is generally negatively affected; however, many primate species show behavioural plasticity and thrive in the urban-mosaic. Urban primates often show selective behaviours in the urban-mosaic, e.g. responses to anthropogenic food resources. However, as the urban-mosaic becomes more prominent and important for biodiversity conservation and management, clearer definitions and terminology used to describe the urban-mosaic are needed. Therefore, we use this chapter to review current definitions and suggest using the term ‘mosaic’ to discuss urban landscape ecology moving forward. Throughout our review, we consider the urban-mosaic complexity and emphasise the value of considering quantified anthropogenic disturbance and species-specific knowledge in urban primate ecology. We suggest that management focus on the multiple facets of the urban-mosaic, both human and primate derived, and discuss the benefits of biodiversity, conservation and human-primate coexistence.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Springer Nature
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 13:13
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 13:34
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/978-3-031-11736-7_8
Editors: McKinney, Tracie, Waters, Siân and Rodrigues, Michelle A
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18639
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