Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Prof. Herman Pontzer

Second Advisor

Prof. Elizabeth Lonsdorf

Academic Program Adviser

Yukiko Koga

Abstract

Primates expend approximately 50% less energy (kcal/day) for their body size than other eutherians. Using the doubly labeled water method, I investigated total energy expenditure (TEE) and physical activity in Sapajus apella. S. apella TEE was similar (p=0.67) to other platyrrhines, but 54% lower than expected for body mass.

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