Nato Science Series A:

Behavioral Adaptation to Intertidal Life

Authors: Chelazzi, Guido, Vannini, Marco

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The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Behavioural Adaptation to Intertidal Life" held in Castiglioncello, Italy (May, 1987) was attended by 50 participants, most of whom presented requested lectures. It was perhaps the first time that specialists of various animal groups, from cnidarians to birds, were able to meet and discuss the importance of behavioural adaptation to this peculiar, sometimes very harsh environment. But the taxonomic barrier is not the only one which the meeting attemped to over­ come. Lately, the research on intertidal biology has spread from pure taxonomy and static analysis of community structure to such dynamic aspects as intra- and interspecific relationships, and physiological mechanisms aimed at avoiding stress and exploitation of limited-resources. This increasing interest stems not only from an inclination for this particular ecological system and some of its typical inhabitants, but also from the realization that rocky and sandy shore communities are suitable models for testing and improving some global theories of evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology and sociobiology. The number of eco-physiological and eco-ethological problems emerging from the study of intertidal animals is fascinatingly large and a complete understanding of this environment cannot be reached using a strictly "reductionistic" or a pure "holistic" approach.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Clock-Controlled Behaviour in Intertidal Animals

    Naylor, Ernest

    Pages 1-14

  • Migration or Shelter? Behavioural Options for Deposit Feeding Crabs on Tropical Sandy Shores

    Ansell, Alan D.

    Pages 15-26

  • Activity Rhythms in Siphonaria thersites

    Branch, George M.

    Pages 27-44

  • The Timing of Reproduction to Distinct Spring Tide Situations in the Intertidal Insect Clunio

    Neumann, Dietrich

    Pages 45-54

  • Patterns of Movement in Intertidal Fishes

    Gibson, Robin N.

    Pages 55-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Adaptation to Intertidal Life
Authors
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
151
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-3737-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-3737-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42930-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-3739-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 524
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