ForewordTuttle RH Chapter 1: Introduction: Primate locomotion - towards a synergy of laboratory and field research.Vereecke AA & D'Août K Chapter 2: Translating primate locomotor biomechanical variables from the laboratory to the field.Schmitt D Chapter 3: Studying captive ape locomotion: past, present and future.Vereecke EE, D'Août K & Aerts P Chapter 4: Experimental and computational studies of bipedal locomotion in the bipedally-trained Japanese macaque.Ogihara N, Hirasaki E & Nakatsukasa M Chapter 5: In what manner do quadrupedal primates walk on two legs? Preliminary results on Olive Baboons (Papio anubis).Berillon G, D'Août K, Daver G, Dubreuil G, Multon F, Nicolas G & de la Villetanet B Chapter 6: Scapula movements and their contribution to three-dimensional forelimb excursions in quadruped primates.Schmidt M & Krause C Chapter 7: The influence of load carrying on gait parameters in humans and apes: implications for the evolution of human bipedalism.Watson J, Payne R, Chamberlain A, Jones R & Sellers W Chapter 8: Field and experimental approaches to the study of locomotor ontogeny in Propithecus verreauxi.Wunderlich RE, Lawler RR & Williams AE Chapter 9: Comparisons of limb structural properties in free-ranging chimpanzees from Kibale, Gombe, Mahale, and Taï communities.Carlson KJ, Wrangham RW, Muller MN, Sumner DR, Morbeck ME, Nishida T, Yamanaka A & Boesch C Chapter 10: Field study methods for primate locomotion.Blanchard M, Sellers WI & Crompton RH Chapter 11: Gibbon locomotion research in the field - problems, possibilities and benefits for conservation.Cheyne SM Chapter 12: Posture, ischial tuberosities and tree zone use is West African cercopithecidsMcGraw & Sciulli PW. Chapter 13: Forelimb suspensory gait characteristics of wild Lagothrix poeppigii and Ateles belzebuth: developing video based methodologies in free-ranging primates.Guillot DM Chapter 14: Gait and kinematics of arboreal quadrupedal walk of free-ranging red howlers (Alouatta seniculus) in French Guiana.Youlatos D & Gasc J-P Chapter 15: From treadmill to tropics: calculating ranging cost in chimpanzees.Pontzer H, Raichlen DA & Sockol MD Chapter 16: Linking field and laboratory approaches for studying primate locomotor responses to support orientation.Stevens NJ, Ratsimbazafy JH & Ralainasolo F Chapter 17: Quadrupedal locomotion of Saimiri boliviensis: a comparison of field and lab-based kinematic data.Shapiro LJ, Young JW & Souther A
The book will be valuable for researchers as well as teachers and students, in particular those involved in university courses such as Primatology and Biological Anthropology.
The result of a symposium on the 2008 Meeting of the International Primatological Society in Edinburgh, Scotland.