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Title Playback and Studies of Animal Communication
Author Peter K. McGregor
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2013-11-11
Category Science
Total Pages 231
ISBN 9781475762037
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Playback is the technique of rebroadcasting natural or synthetic signals to animals and observing their response. The ability to present a putative signal in isolation, without the potential confounding effects of other activities of the signaller, is the main reason for the depth and range of our knowledge of communication systems. To date, playback of sound signals has predominated, but playback of electric signals and even video playback of visual signals suggests that playback will become just as prevalent in studies of communication in other sensory modalities. This book is one of the outcomes of a workshop on playback held at Thombridge Hall in the Peak District National Park, England during August 1991. There were two reasons for organising the workshop. First, the considerable and lively debate in the literature about the design and analysis of playback experiments -the pseudoreplication debate -was in danger of generating more heat than light. A workshop forum seemed the obvious place to clarify and, if possible, resolve the debate. Second, with the number of new playback and analysis techniques increasing rapidly, it seemed an opportune moment to discuss these techniques and to review some rapidly developing areas of interest in sound communication.

Title Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Author Anonim
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2019-01-21
Category Science
Total Pages 3048
ISBN 9780128132524
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding

Title The Design of Animal Communication
Author Marc D. Hauser
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2003
Category Psychology
Total Pages 701
ISBN 0262582236
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on the approach laid out in the 1950s by Nobel laureate Nikolaas Tinbergen, this book looks at animal communication from the four perspectives of mechanisms, ontogeny, function, and phylogeny.

Title The Evolution of Animal Communication Reliability and Deception in Signaling Systems
Author William A. Searcy
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2010-01-01
Category Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781400835720
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gull chicks beg for food from their parents. Peacocks spread their tails to attract potential mates. Meerkats alert family members of the approach of predators. But are these--and other animals--sometimes dishonest? That's what William Searcy and Stephen Nowicki ask in The Evolution of Animal Communication. They take on the fascinating yet perplexing question of the dependability of animal signaling systems. The book probes such phenomena as the begging of nesting birds, alarm calls in squirrels and primates, carotenoid coloration in fish and birds, the calls of frogs and toads, and weapon displays in crustaceans. Do these signals convey accurate information about the signaler, its future behavior, or its environment? Or do they mislead receivers in a way that benefits the signaler? For example, is the begging chick really hungry as its cries indicate or is it lobbying to get more food than its brothers and sisters? Searcy and Nowicki take on these and other questions by developing clear definitions of key issues, by reviewing the most relevant empirical data and game theory models available, and by asking how well theory matches data. They find that animal communication is largely reliable--but that this basic reliability also allows the clever deceiver to flourish. Well researched and clearly written, their book provides new insight into animal communication, behavior, and evolution.

Title Animal Communication and Noise
Author Henrik Brumm
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2013-12-16
Category Science
Total Pages 453
ISBN 9783642414947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The study of animal communication has led to significant progress in our general understanding of motor and sensory systems, evolution, and speciation. However, one often neglected aspect is that signal exchange in every modality is constrained by noise, be it in the transmission channel or in the nervous system. This book analyses whether and how animals can cope with such constraints, and explores the implications that noise has for our understanding of animal communication. It is written by leading biologists working on different taxa including insects, fish, amphibians, lizards, birds, and mammals. In addition to this broad taxonomic approach, the chapters also cover a wide array of research disciplines: from the mechanisms of signal production and perception, to the behavioural ecology of signalling, the evolution of animal communication, and conservation issues. This volume promotes the integration of the knowledge gained by the diverse approaches to the study of animal communication and, at the same time, highlights particularly interesting fields of current and future research.

Bioacoustics by Anonim

Title Bioacoustics
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Animal sounds
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSD:31822009344045
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Animal Acoustic Communication
Author Steven L. Hopp
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2012-12-06
Category Science
Total Pages 421
ISBN 9783642762208
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The last decades have brought a significant increase in research on acoustic communi cation in animals. Publication of scientific papers on both empirical and theoretical aspects of this topic has greatly increased, and a new journal, Bioacoustics, is entirely devoted to such articles. Coupled with this proliferation of work is a recognition that many of the current issues are best approached with an interdisciplinary perspective, requiring technical and theoretical contributions from a number of areas of inquiry that have traditionally been separated. With the notable exception of a collection edited by Lewis (1983), there have been fewvolumes predominatelyfocused on technical issues in comparative bioacoustics to follow up the earlyworks edited by Lanyon and Tavolga (1960) and Busnel (1963). It was the tremendous growth of expertise c:()ncerning this topic in particular that provided the initial impetus to organize this volume, which attempts to present fundamental information from both theoretical and applied aspects of current bioacoustics research. While a completely comprehensive review would be impractical, this volume offers a basic treatment of a wide variety of topics aimed at providing a conceptual framework within which researchers can address their own questions. Each presentation is designed to be useful to the broadest possible spectrum of researchers, including both those currently working in any of the many and diverse disciplines of bioacoustics, and others that may be new to such studies.

Animal Signals by Yngve Espmark

Title Animal Signals
Author Yngve Espmark
Publisher Tapir Academic Press
Release Date 2000
Category Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 8251915457
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How can we explain the peacock's beautiful tail decorations, or the wonderful song of the nightingale? Why are some smells nice and others nasty? How do animals signal their intentions and qualities to potential partners? How do offspring tell parents about their needs? Are signals tuned to the environment, and to the mental abilities of receivers? Essential for understanding how animals cope with their ecological and social environment, the study of animal signals is one of the most active research areas in evolutionary biology. Understanding the signalling systems of nature has wide-ranging relevance including biological conservation and human communication. Written by international scientists, this is a comprehensive overview of the fascinating diversity of animal signals and signalling functions. Combining reviews and research, the book is aimed at both students and professional scientists.

Title Animal Communication Networks
Author P. K. McGregor
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2005-03-31
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1139443674
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Most animal communication has evolved and now takes place in the context of a communication network, i.e. several signallers and receivers within communication range of each other. This idea follows naturally from the observation that many signals travel further than the average spacing between animals. This is self evidently true for long-range signals, but at a high density the same is true for short-range signals (e.g. begging calls of nestling birds). This book provides a current summary of research on communication networks and appraises future prospects. It combines information from studies of several taxonomic groups (insects to people via fiddler crabs, fish, frogs, birds and mammals) and several signalling modalities (visual, acoustic and chemical signals). It also specifically addresses the many areas of interface between communication networks and other disciplines (from the evolution of human charitable behaviour to the psychophysics of signal perception, via social behaviour, physiology and mathematical models).

Title What Information is Communicated by the Territorial yodel of Male Common Loons Gavia Immer
Author John Nicholas Mager (III)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category
Total Pages 340
ISBN CORNELL:31924104143163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As well as supporting previous concepts, this research provides additional insight into the acoustic communication system of this charismatic species, as well as valuable information that will be useful for future management.

Title Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1993
Category Biology
Total Pages 86
ISBN CORNELL:31924068437981
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.

Anuran Communication by RYAN MICHAEL J

Title ANURAN COMMUNICATION
Author RYAN MICHAEL J
Publisher Smithsonian Inst Press
Release Date 2001-05-17
Category Nature
Total Pages 252
ISBN UOM:39015051277542
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this volume, 25 scientists from around the world review the most recent advances in the study of how frogs and toads communicate. The contributors - who are experts in disciplines including animal behaviour, developmental biology, endocrinology, evolution, ecology and neurobiology - examine this amphibian order's vocal, visual and chemical signals, the physiology and energetics of their production, neural processing, related behaviours, and evolutionary implications. As the chapters demonstrate, research developments have led to further understanding of the role of the anuran larynx in sound production, how the anuran brain recognizes sound, and how both of these processes are influenced by the animal's physiological state. The contributors also discuss male-to-male call strategies as well as how female preferences for call variation contribute to sexual selection, speciation and hybridization. The text presents material about kin recognition abilities and the surprising range of visual displays by tropical anurans, and examines how the inherent structure of the auditory system might generate sensory biases that influence signal evolution.

Title The Cumulative Book Index
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category American literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015058373997
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A world list of books in the English language.

Encyclopedia Of Ecology by Sven Erik Jørgensen

Title Encyclopedia of Ecology
Author Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Ecology
Total Pages 4122
ISBN 008045397X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Encyclopedia of Ecology contains contributions from international experts on a diverse array of topics related to ecology. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, ecological processes, ecological modeling, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, and systems ecology. The online version includes extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases.

Proceedings by Anonim

Title Proceedings
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Biology
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSD:31822036146520
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Index of Conference Proceedings
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category Conference proceedings
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105010776545
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Animal Communication Theory by Ulrich Stegmann

Title Animal Communication Theory
Author Ulrich Stegmann
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2013-05-02
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 452
ISBN 9781107013100
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An exploration of key concepts in the study of animal communication, covering case studies as well as more theoretical issues.