Arthropod Bioacoustics

Arthropod Bioacoustics : Neurobiology and Behaviour

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Many arthropods, including insects, sing during courtship, mating and territorial definition and in defence against predators. Recent research is brought together in this book which describes their songs, the ways they are produced, and their functions. Professional biologists should gain insights in subjects outside their specializations, and this book should also be accessible to those with some biological experience. It contains new work in the fields of behavioural genetics, sociobiology, biophysics and neurophysiology, and emphasizes the relevance of field studies to laboratory research.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 480g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • indexes
  • 0748601481
  • 9780748601486

Table of contents

Biophysics of sound and vibration; mechanisms of sound production; receptor mechanisms; neuroethology of sound reception; neuroethology of song production; the functions of arthropod sound; intraspecific acoustic communication - calling songs; song in courtship and aggression; acoustic communication in social arthropods; genetics and evolution of song; bioacoustic methods; glossary of bioacoustic terms; arthropod groups from which acoustic behaviour has been reported.
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