In order to communicate, animals send and receive signals that are subject to their particular anatomical, psychological, and environmental constraints. This SHAR volume discusses both the production and perception of acoustic signals. Chapters address the information that animals communicate, how the communication is developed and learned, and how communication systems have adapted and evolved within species. The book will give examples from a variety of species.
Perspectives and Progress in Animal Acoustic Communication; Andrea Megela Simmons
• The Physical Acoustics of Underwater Sound Communication; Andrew H. Bass and Christopher W. Clark
• Unpacking 'Honesty': Vertebrate Vocal Production and the Evolution of Acoustic Signals; W. Tecumseh Fitch and Marc D. Hauser
• Social Sounds: Vocal Learning and Development of Mammal and Bird Calls; Janette Wenrick Boughman and Cynthia F. Moss
• Selection on Long Distance Acoustic Signals; Michael J. Ryan and Nicole M. Kime
• Hormonal Mechanisms of Acoustic Communication; Ayako Yamaguchi and Darcy B. Kelley
• The Neuroethology of Vocal Communication: Perception and Cognition; Timothy Q. Gentner and Daniel Margoliash