Yakushima and Kinkazan: differences in environment

Yamagiwa began the habituation* of macaques on Yakushima in 1976. Other researchers began the habituation of macaques on Kinkazan in the 1980s. There are clear differences in the forest structure of the two islands. On Yakushima, various plant species with a low height grow at high density. On Kinkazan, on the other hand, the tree height is generally higher, but the species diversity and density are much lower than on Yakushima.

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サルと歩いた屋久島』  山極寿一 (山と渓谷社、2006)
野生ニホンザルの研究』  伊沢紘生 (どうぶつ社、2009)
「日本の霊長類——ニホンザル研究の歴史と展望」  山極寿一 (『日本の哺乳類学2.中大型哺乳類・霊長類』所収 pp. 2949.  高槻成紀・山極寿一編 (東京大学出版会、2008))

*Habituation: A method to make animals accustomed to human presence by tracking them daily without feeding them.

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