Alexander H. Harcourt
Professor, PhD, Cambridge University, 1977
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616, USA
Telephone: (530) 756-1364
Fax: (530) 297-7363
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.
My interests and past 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; social aspects of vocal communication; conservation biology; and primate biogeography. Current main interests are the evolutionary biology of extinction, biogeography and macroecology, conservation science, and socio-ecology. Most of the time, primates are the taxon that provides my database.
Please note, I am not taking new graduates.
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