Monkeys on the Edge

MONKEYS ON THE EDGE: ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF LONG-TAILED MACAQUES AND THEIR INTERFACE WITH HUMANS

Gumert, Michael D.; Fuentes, Agustin; Jones-Engel, Lisa, eds.
Cambridge University Press, 2011.

MONKEYS ON THE EDGE: ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF LONG-TAILED MACAQUES AND THEIR INTERFACE WITH HUMANS / ed. by Michael D. Gumert, Agustin Fuentes and Lisa Jones-Engel
Cambridge University Press, 2011

ABOUT THE BOOK

Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) have a wide geographical distribution and extensively overlap with human societies across southeast Asia, regularly utilizing the edges of secondary forest and inhabiting numerous anthropogenic environments, including temple grounds, cities and farmlands. Yet despite their apparent ubiquity across the region, there are striking gaps in our understanding of long-tailed macaque population ecology. This timely volume, a key resource for primatologists, anthropologists and conservationists, underlines the urgent need for comprehensive population studies on common macaques. Providing the first detailed look at research on this underexplored species, it unveils what is currently known about the population of M. fascicularis, explores the contexts and consequences of human-macaque sympatry and discusses the innovative programs being initiated to resolve human-macaque conflict across Asia. Spread throughout the book are boxed case studies that supplement the chapters and give a valuable insight into specific field studies on wild M. fascicularis populations.

CONTENTS

Foreword David Quammen
Preface
Acknowledgements

Part I. The Status and Distribution of Long-Tailed Macaques:

1. The common monkey of southeast Asia: long-tailed macaque populations, ethnophoresy, and their occurrence in human environments / Michael D. Gumert
Box 1.1. The long-tailed macaques of Karimunjawa (Macaca fascicularis karimondjiwae): a small and isolated subspecies threatened by human-macaque conflict / Nur Afendi, Devis Rachmawan and Michael D. Gumert
Box 1.2. Trade in long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) / Kaitlyn-Elizabeth Foley and Chris R. Shepherd

2. Distribution and current status of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis aurea) in Myanmar / Aye Mi San and Yuzuru Hamada
Box 2.1. Preliminary survey of the long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) on Java, Indonesia: distribution and human-primate conflict / Randall C. Kyes, Entang Iskandar and Joko Pamungkas

3. Distribution and present status of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Laos and their ecological relationship with rhesus macaques (M. mulatta) / Yuzuru Hamada, … [et al.]
Box 3.1. A possible decline in populations of the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in northeastern Cambodia / Benjamin P. Y.-H. Lee

Part II. The Human-Macaque Interface:
4. Campus monkeys of University Kebangsaan Malaysia: nuisance problems and students’ perceptions / Badrul Munir Md-Zain, Mohamed Reza Tarmizi and Matura Mohd Zaki

5. Human impact on long-tailed macaques in Thailand / Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Yolanda Vazquez and Yuzuru Hamada

6. Macaque behavior at the human-monkey interface: the activity and demography of semi-free ranging Macaca fascicularis at Padangtegal, Bali, Indonesia / Agustín Fuentes, … [et al.]
Box 6.1. Recent demographic and behavioral data of Macaca fascicularis at Padangtegal, Bali, Indonesia / F. Brotcorne, … [et al.]

7. The role of M. fascicularis in infectious agent transmission / Gregory Engel and Lisa Jones-Engel

Part III. Ethnophoresy of Long-Tailed Macaques:

8. Macaca fascicularis in Mauritius: implications for macaque-human interactions and for future research on long-tailed macaques / Robert Sussman, Christopher A. Shaffer and Lisa Guidi

9. The support of conservation projects through the biomedical usage of long-tailed macaques in Mauritius / Nada Padayatchy

10. Ethnophoresy: the exotic macaques on Ngeaur Island, Republic of Palau / Bruce P. Wheatley

Part IV. Comparisons with Rhesus Macaques:

11. India’s rhesus populations: protectionism vs. conservation management / Charles Southwick and M. Farooq Siddiqi
Box 11.1. Managing human-macaque conflict in Himachal, India / Sandeep Rattan

Part V. Understanding and Managing the Human-Macaque Interface:

12. Developing sustainable human-macaque communities / Lisa Jones-Engel, … [et al.]
Box 12.1. Management of nuisance macaques in Hong Kong / Chung-Tong Shek
Box 12.2. Lessons and challenges in the management of long-tailed macaques in urban Singapore / Benjamin P. Y.-H. Lee and Sharon Chan

13. Future directions for research and conservation of long-tailed macaque populations Michael D. Gumert, … [et al.]

Index

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

MICHAEL GUMERT is and Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he leads a field program investigating the behavioral biology and ecology of Macaca fascicularis in Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand. Recent research has focused on practical issues facing long-tailed macaque populations, and he has organized international experts in a cooperative group to better understand the conservation and management needs of long-tailed macaques.

AGUSTIN FUENTES is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame. His current research projects include assessing behavior, ecology, and pathogen transmission in human-monkey interactions in Southeast Asia and Gibraltar and examining the roles of cooperation, social negotiation, and niche construction in primate and human evolution.

LISA JONES-ENGEL is a Senior Research Scientist at the Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington. Her current research focuses on cross-species infectious agent transmission and she coordinates several multidisciplinary research projects in Asia, which focus on the role synanthropic macaques play in disease transmission.

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About isantraveller

I have been in and around North-East Thailand for more years than I can recall. I now live here permanently. I have travelled in 32 countries on 3 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa) so I am a bit of a traveller.
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