Animal Signals and Communication

Insect Hearing and Acoustic Communication

Editors: Hedwig, Berthold (Ed.)

  • A comprehensive collection of expert papers on acoustic communication and sound processing in insects
  • Covers recent scientific progress and addresses key points of current research
  • Richly illustrated
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This volume provides a comprehensive selection of recent studies addressing insect hearing and acoustic communication. The variety of signalling behaviours and hearing organs makes insects highly suitable animals for exploring and analysing signal generation and hearing in the context of neural processing, ecology, evolution and genetics. Across a variety of hearing species like moths, crickets, bush-crickets, grasshoppers, cicadas and flies, the leading researchers in the field cover recent scientific progress and address key points in current research, such as: - How can we approach the evolution of hearing in insects and what is the developmental and neural origin of the auditory organs? - How are hearing and sound production embedded in the natural lifestyle of the animals, allowing intraspecific communication but also predator avoidance and even predation? - What are the functional properties of hearing organs and how are they achieved at the molecular, biophysical and neural levels? - What are the neural mechanisms of central auditory processing and signal generation?
The book is intended for students and researchers both inside and outside of the fascinating field of bioacoustics and aims to foster understanding of hearing and acoustic communication in insects.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hedwig, Berthold

    Pages 1-3

  • Evolutionary and Phylogenetic Origins of Tympanal Hearing Organs in Insects

    Strauß, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 5-26

  • Hearing and Sensory Ecology of Acoustic Communication in Bladder Grasshoppers

    Römer, Heiner (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • Auditory Parasitoid Flies Exploiting Acoustic Communication of Insects

    Hedwig, Berthold (et al.)

    Pages 45-63

  • Adaptive Sounds and Silences: Acoustic Anti-Predator Strategies in Insects

    Conner, William E.

    Pages 65-79

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50929-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insect Hearing and Acoustic Communication
Editors
  • Berthold Hedwig
Series Title
Animal Signals and Communication
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40462-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40462-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40461-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50929-6
Series ISSN
2197-7305
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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