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Light and the Optical Environment

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant

in Visual Ecology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151847
eISBN:
9781400853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151847.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explains how humans, and nearly all animals on Earth, witness astonishing variation in their optical environment. Brightness changes by many orders of magnitude each day, and colors also ... More


Signals and Camouflage

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant

in Visual Ecology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151847
eISBN:
9781400853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151847.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about how vision serves many purposes, two of the most important being predation and reproduction. Therefore, it is not surprising that a diverse assemblage of species have evolved ... More


Visual Ecology

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151847
eISBN:
9781400853021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151847.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Visual ecology is the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. This book ... More


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