About the Author
Tecumseh Fitch is an evolutionary biologist and cognitive scientist. He is Professor of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Vertebrate Vocal Production: An Introductory Overview.- Fish Sound Production: An Exaptation?.- Vocal Sound Production and Acoustic Communication in Amphibians and Reptiles.- Locomotion-Induced Sounds and Sonations: Mechanisms, Communication Function, and Relationship with Behavior.- Embodied Motor Control of Avian Vocal Production.- Biophysics of Vocal Production in Mammals.- Infrasonic and Seismic Communication in the Vertebrates with Special Emphasis on the Afrotheria: An Update and Future Directions.- Vocal Production by Terrestrial Mammals: Source, Filter, and Function.- Vocal Learning and Auditory-Vocal Feedback.- Vertebrate Bioacoustics: Prospects and Open Problems.