Adaptive Mechanisms in the Ecology of Vision / Edition 1

Adaptive Mechanisms in the Ecology of Vision / Edition 1

by S. Archer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0792353196

ISBN-13: 9780792353195

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792353195
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/31/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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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