Adaptive Mechanisms in the Ecology of Vision / Edition 1by S. Archer
Pub. Date: 01/31/1999
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
This book represents a timely and much needed review of the wealth of research that has been carried out in the last twenty years. It deals with theoretical and physical considerations of light and photorecepti on, practical examples of visual system structure and function and asp ects of visual behaviour and communication. Importantly, the book emph asises one of
This book represents a timely and much needed review of the wealth of research that has been carried out in the last twenty years. It deals with theoretical and physical considerations of light and photorecepti on, practical examples of visual system structure and function and asp ects of visual behaviour and communication. Importantly, the book emph asises one of the main themes to have emerged from studies of the ecol ogy of vision: that the visual system is extremely adaptable when conf ronted with changing environmental and behavioural conditions. Finally , this updated review is a multi-author collection of leading experts currently working in the field of visual ecology, a requirement that r eflects the high level of current research activity.
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Table of ContentsPreface; J. Woods. I: General Principles. 1. Light and Photoreception; E. Loew, S. Archer. II: Biophysical Adaptations. Introduction; J. Partridge. 2. Compound Eye Structure: Matching Eye to Environment; M.F. Land. 3. Vertebrate Optical Structure; J.G. Sivak, et al. 4. A Review of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Optical Filters; R.H. Douglas, N.J. Marshall. 5. Vertebrate Photoreceptors; A. Locket. 6. The Extraretinal Photoreceptors of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates; J. Shand, R.G. Foster. 7. The Regulation of Vertebrate Biological Clocks by Light; R.G. Foster, I. Provencio. III: Biochemical and Physiological Adaptations. Introduction; S. Archer, M.B.A. Djamgoz. 8. Adaptation of Visual Pigments to the Aquatic Environment; J.C. Partridge, M.E. Cummings. 9. Visual Adaptations in Crustaceans: Spectral Sensitivity in Diverse Habitats; J. Marshall, et al. 10. Outer Retinal Signal Processing; M. Djamgoz, et al. 11. Inner Retinal Signal Processing Adaptation to Environmental Light; L. Frishman. 12. Ecological Aspects of Vertebrate Visual Ontogeny; L. Beaudet, C.W. Hawryshyn. 13. Molecular Biology of Photoreceptor Spectral Sensitivity; J.K. Bowmaker, D.M. Hunt. IV: Behaviour and Communication. Introduction; E. Loew. 14. Visual Systems, Behaviour and Environment in Cephalapods; W. Muntz. 15. Optical Structure and Visual Fields in Birds: Their Relationships with Foraging Behaviour and Ecology; G. Martin. 16. Behavioural Ecology and Retinal Cell Topography; S. Collin. 17. Flower Advertisement for Invertebrates: Bees, A Case Study; M. Vorobyev, R. Menzel. 18. Bioluminescence; E. Widder. 19. The Behaviour of Animals around Twilight with Emphasis onCoral Reef Communities; W. McFarland, et al. 20. Vision and Behaviour in Primates; G.H. Jacobs.
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