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Alexander H. Harcourt

Alexander H. Harcourt

Professor Emeritus

Professor, PhD, Cambridge University, 1977

Department of Anthropology, Ecology Graduate Group
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616, USA





Telephone: (530) 756-1364
Fax: (530) 297-7363



Office Phone: (530) 756-1364

Biography:

Education
I obtained my degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK. Teaching, research and fieldwork have taken me to the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the National University of Rwanda at Butare, Rwanda, the Primate Research Institute of the University of Kyoto at Inuyama, Japan, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, the Karisoke Research Centre in the Virunga Volcano region of Rwanda, Uganda and Zaire, the Bwindi Forest in Uganda, and the forests of S.E. Nigeria.

Further details

http://anthropology.ucdavis.edu/people/fzharc/pages/index.html

Research Interests
My past  interests and work (I have worked in the field since the early seventies) include: vertebrate, especially primate, especially gorilla socio-ecology; functional reproductive anatomy; cooperation as a competitive strategy; and social aspects of vocal communication. Current main interests are the evolutionary biology of extinction, biogeography, conservation science, and macroecology. Most of the time, non-human primates have been the taxon that provides my database, but with my 2012 'Human Biogeography', I have become more of an anthropos logist.

Please note, I am not taking new graduates.

Recent Publications

2012 - A.H.H. Human Biogeography. pp. 319. University of California Press, Berkeley.
2012  - A.H.H. & Wood, M.A. Rivers as barriers to primate distributions in Africa. International Journal of Primatology, 33, 168-183.
2009 - Preston, M.A. & A.H.H. Conservation implications of the prevalence and representation of locally extinct mammals in the folklore of Native Americans. Conservation and Society, 7, 59-69.
2009 - Fuller, H.L., A.H.H. & S.A. Parks. Does the population density of primate species decline from centre to edge of their geographic ranges? Journal of Tropical Ecology, 25, 387-392.
2009 - A.H.H. & B.M. Schreier. Diversity, body mass, and latitudinal gradients in primates. International Journal of Primatology, 30, 283-300.
2009 - Schreier, B.M., A.H.H., Coppeto, S.A., & Somi, M.F. Interspecific competition and niche separation in primates: a global analysis. Biotropica, 43, 283-291.
2007 - A.H.H. & K.J. Stewart. Gorilla Society: Conflict, compromise and cooperation between the sexes. pp. 459. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

For a full list from 2000, go to: http://anthropology.ucdavis.edu/people/fzharc/pages/index.html