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Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

Martin Stevens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601776
eISBN:
9780191774782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601776.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Throughout their lives, animals must complete many tasks, from finding food, avoiding predators, and attracting mates to navigating through the environment. To do so, they must gather and use a range ... More


Birds’ Eye Views

Graham R. Martin

in The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

From views taken at high altitudes, to the videos recorded by cameras mounted on a flying eagle, so-called birds’ eye views are commonplace. But are they really what a bird sees? What really is a ... More


The First Steps in Mate Choice: Preference Functions and Sensory Transduction

Gil G. Rosenthal

in Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691150673
eISBN:
9781400885466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the importance of sensation and sensory modality in shaping mate choice, drawing on the substantial literature on the sensory ecology of mate choice. It outlines the important ... More


I Feel That! Fluid Dynamics and Sensory Aspects of Larval Settlement across Scales

Jason Hodin, Matthew C. Ferner, Andreas Heyland, and Brian Gaylord (eds)

in Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198786962
eISBN:
9780191829086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786962.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

A commonality among oceanic life cycles is a process known as settlement, where dispersing propagules transition to the sea floor. For many marine invertebrates, this transition is irreversible, and ... More


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