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
     
 

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
1Introduction1
2Acoustic Signals: Description and Peripheral Mechanisms9
3Neural Control of Sound Production48
4Acoustic Criteria for Signal Recognition and Preferences82
5Processing of Biologically Significant Acoustic Signals in the Auditory Periphery130
6Processing of Biologically Significant Sound Signals in Central Auditory Systems171
7Sound Localization208
8Causes and Consequences of Chorusing252
9Acoustic Competition and Alternative Tactics287
10Female Choice Based on Acoustic Signals327
11Broad-Scale Patterns of Evolution368
Appendices419
Literature Cited445
Index509

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