Acoustic Communication in Insects and Anurans: Common Problems and Diverse Solutions / Edition 2

Acoustic Communication in Insects and Anurans: Common Problems and Diverse Solutions / Edition 2

by H. Carl Gerhardt, Franz Huber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226288331

ISBN-13: 9780226288338

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Walk near woods or water on any spring or summer night and you will hear a bewildering chorus of frog, toad, and insect calls. How are these calls produced? What messages are encoded within the sounds, and how do their intended recipients receive and decode these signals?

H. Carl Gerhardt and Franz Huber address these questions among many others, drawing on

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Walk near woods or water on any spring or summer night and you will hear a bewildering chorus of frog, toad, and insect calls. How are these calls produced? What messages are encoded within the sounds, and how do their intended recipients receive and decode these signals?

H. Carl Gerhardt and Franz Huber address these questions among many others, drawing on research from bioacoustics, behavior, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology to present the first integrated approach to the study of acoustic communication in insects and anurans. They highlight both the common solutions that these very different groups have evolved to shared challenges, such as small size, ectothermy, and noisy environments, as well as the diversity of solutions that reflect the differences in evolutionary history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226288338
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Acoustic Signals: Description and Peripheral Mechanisms

3. Neaural Control of Sound Production

4. Acoustic Criteria for Signal Recognition and Preferences

5. Processing of Biologically Significant Acoustic Signals in
the Auditory Periphery

6. Processing of Biologically Significant Sound Signals in
Central Auditory Systems

7. Sound Localization

8. Causes and Consequences of Chorusing

9. Acoustic Competition and Alternative Tactics

10. Female Choice Based on Acoustic Signals

11. Broad-Scale Patterns of Evolution

Appendices

Literature Cited

Index

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