Selected publications

SELECTED REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

2013      LaFleur M, Sauther M, Cuozzo F, Yamashita N, Youssouf IAJ, Bender R. Cathemerality in wild ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in the spiny forest of Tsimanampetsotsa National Park: camera trap data and preliminary behavioral observations. Primates.

2012      Yamashita N, Cuozzo FP, Sauther ML. Interpreting food processing through dietary mechanical properties: a Lemur catta case study. Am J Phys Anthropol. 148:205-214.

2010      Yamashita N, Tan CL, Vinyard CJ, Williams C. Semi-quantitative tests of cyanide in foods and excreta of three Hapalemur species in Madagascar. Am J Primatol. 72:56-61.

2009      Yamashita N, Vinyard CJ, Tan CL. Food mechanical properties in three sympatric species of Hapalemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Am J Phys Anthropol. 139:368-381.

2008      Vinyard CJ, Yamashita N, Tan CL. Linking laboratory and field approaches in studying the evolutionary physiology of biting in bamboo lemurs. Int  J Primatol. 29:1421-1439.

2008       Yamashita N.  Chemical properties in the diets of two lemur species in Madagacar.  Int  J Primatol. 29:339-364.

2005       Yamashita N, Stoner KE, Riba-Hernández P, Dominy NJ, Lucas PW.  Light levels used during feeding by primate species with different color vision phenotypes.  Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 58:618-629.

2005      Tan Y, Yoder AD, Yamashita N, Li W-H. Evidence from opsin genes rejects nocturnality in ancestral primates.  Proc Natl Acad Sci. 102:14712-14716.

2003      Lucas PW, Dominy NJ, Riba-Hernandez P,Stoner KE, Yamashita N, Loría-Calderón E, Petersen-Pereira W, Rojas-Durán Y, Salas-Pena R, Solis-Madrigal S, Osorio D, Darvell BW. Evolution and function of routine trichromatic vision in primates. Evolution. 57:2636-2643.

2003      Yamashita N. Food procurement and tooth use in two sympatric lemur species. Am J Phys Anthropol. 121:125-133.

2002      Yamashita N. Diets of two lemur species in different microhabitats in Beza Mahafaly special reserve, Madagascar.  Int J Primatol. 23: 1025-1051.

2001      Dominy NJ, Lucas PW, Osorio D, Yamashita N. The sensory ecology of primate food perception. Evol Anthropol. 10:171-186.

2001      Lucas PW, Beta T, Darvell BW, Dominy NJ, Essackjee HC, Lee PKD, Osorio D, Ramsden L, Yamashita N, Yuen TDB. Field kit to characterize physical, chemical and spatial aspects of potential primate foods. Folia Primatol. 72:11-25.

2000      Yamashita N. Mechanical thresholds as a criterion for food selection in two prosimian primate species. Proceedings of the 3rd Plant Biomechanics Conference, Freiburg- Badenweiler, August 27th to September 2 nd, Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag, 590-595.

1998      Dagosto MD and Yamashita N. Effect of habitat structure on positional behavior and support use in three species of lemur. Primates. 39:459-472.

1998      Yamashita N. Molar morphology and variation in two lemur families (Lemuridae and Indriidae). J Hum Evol. 35: 137-162.

1998      Yamashita N. Functional dental correlates of food properties in five Malagasy lemur species. Am J Phys Anthropol. 106: 169-188.

1996      Yamashita N. Seasonality and site specificity in mechanical dietary patterns in two families of Malagasy lemur (Lemuridae and Indriidae). Int J Primatol. 17(3): 355-387.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

2008      Yamashita N.  Food physical properties and their relationship to morphology: the curious case of kily.  In CJ Vinyard, MJ Ravosa, CE Wall (eds.): Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology. New York: Springer.

2007       Lucas PW, Dominy NJ, Osorio D, Peterson-Pereira W, Riba-Hernandez P, Solis-Madrigal S, StonerKE, YamashitaN. Perspectives on primate color vision. In M Dagosto, M Ravosa (eds): Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution. New York: Springer.

2006      Cuozzo FP, YamashitaN. Impact of ecology on the teeth of extant lemurs: a review of dental adaptations, function, and life history. In L Gould, ML Sauther (eds.): Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation. New York: Springer.

2003      Lucas PW, Osorio D, Yamashita N, Prinz JF, Dominy NJ and Darvell BW. Dietary Analysis I: Food Physics. In D Curtis, J Setchell (eds.): Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2003      Lucas PW, Corlett RT, Dominy NJ, Essackjee HC, Riba-Hernandez P, Stoner KE and Yamashita N. Dietary Analysis II: Food Chemistry. In D Curtis, J Setchell (eds): Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

2013      Yamashita N, Cuozzo FP, Sauther ML, Ungar PS, Riemenschneider A, Fitzgerald E. Mechanical food properties and tooth wear differentiate three populations of Lemur catta in southwest Madagascar. Am J Phys Anthropol. Supplement 56:308. (abstract and poster presentation).

2010      “Strong lemurs, tough foods: interpreting feeding ecology through food mechanical properties” at the 79th meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. symposium on "Primate dental ecology: how teeth respond to the environment," organizers: Frank Cuozzo, Peter Ungar, and Michelle Sauther.

2010      “Getting tough during periods of food scarcity: food mechanical properties in lemurs” at the XXIII International Primatological Congress in Kyoto, Japan, symposium on “Coping with Resource Scarcity,” organizers: Roberto Delgado and Serge Wich.

2008      Yamashita N, Tan CL, Vinyard CJ. A comparison of gastrointestinal tracts of sympatric Hapalemur species. Am J Phys Anthropol. Supplement 46:226. (abstract and poster presentation).

2007      “Relationships between craniodental morphology, behavior, ecology and food properties in strepsirrhine primates” at the 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, workshop on “Physical properties of foods and the evolution of primate feeding systems,” organizers: Callum Ross and Peter Lucas.

2007      “Food properties and morphology in sympatric lemur species in Madagascar,” Southern California Regional Primate Forum, organizer: Norm Rosen.

2006      Yamashita N, Cooley M, Tan CL, Vinyard CJ. Do the number of daily jaw loading cycles help explain food resource partitioning among three sympatric species of Hapalemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar?  Am J Phys Anthropol. Supplement 42:190. (abstract and oral presentation).            2004      Yamashita N, Vinyard CJ, Tan CL. Food properties and jaw performance in three sympatric species of Hapalemur in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.  Am J Phys Anthropol. Supplement 38: 213. (abstract and oral presentation).     

2003      “The all-new fruit and foliage diet: lemurs eating well in Madagascar.” Science of Scientists seminar series at the California Science Center.

2002      Yamashita N. Seasonal variation in nutritional components of diet in two lemur species in Madagascar. Am J Phys Anthropol. Supplement 34:168-9. (abstract and oral presentation).

  

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