Animal Signals and Communication

Animal Communication and Noise

Editors: Brumm, Henrik (Ed.)

  • Includes studies on different taxa ranging from insects to mammals
  • Discusses also the implications of anthropogenic noise for conservation
  • Richly illustrated
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The study of animal communication has led to significant progress in our general understanding of motor and sensory systems, evolution, and speciation. However, one often neglected aspect is that signal exchange in every modality is constrained by noise, be it in the transmission channel or in the nervous system. This book analyses whether and how animals can cope with such constraints, and explores the implications that noise has for our understanding of animal communication. It is written by leading biologists working on different taxa including insects, fish, amphibians, lizards, birds, and mammals. In addition to this broad taxonomic approach, the chapters also cover a wide array of research disciplines: from the mechanisms of signal production and perception, to the behavioural ecology of signalling, the evolution of animal communication, and conservation issues. This volume promotes the integration of the knowledge gained by the diverse approaches to the study of animal communication and, at the same time, highlights particularly interesting fields of current and future research.

 

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“The book begins with a discussion of signal detection theory, followed by a broad taxonomic survey of how noise affects signal production and reception. … The book is theoretically strong, covers a diversity of topics in impressive depth, and represents the most comprehensive synthesis of a fascinating developing field. … Animal Communication in Noise provides a thorough introduction for those new to the topic and serves as a valuable reference even for those experienced in the field.” (Laurel B. Symes and Trevor D. Price, Animal Behaviour, Vol. 108, October, 2015)

“Animal communication in different sensory modalities is often oversimplified, and this volume evaluating communication in the face of noise helps to remedy this superficial treatment. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (J. A. Mather, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)

“The book, Animal Communication and Noise, which is edited by Henrik Brumm, is a great resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professionals … . This book is an excellent resource for individuals interested in the emerging issue of the impact of anthropogenic sound on animals, those interested in how animals have evolved to mitigate noise interference in communication and comparative biologists and bio-acousticians interested in evolutionary solutions to noise across taxa.” (Dorian S. Houser, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 62 (4), July-August, 2014)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brumm, Henrik

    Pages 1-4

  • Signal Detection, Noise, and the Evolution of Communication

    Wiley, R. Haven

    Pages 7-30

  • Masking by Noise in Acoustic Insects: Problems and Solutions

    Römer, Heiner

    Pages 33-63

  • Effects of Noise on Sound Detection and Acoustic Communication in Fishes

    Ladich, Friedrich

    Pages 65-90

  • Anuran Acoustic Signal Production in Noisy Environments

    Schwartz, Joshua J. (et al.)

    Pages 91-132

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Communication and Noise
Editors
  • Henrik Brumm
Series Title
Animal Signals and Communication
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41494-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41494-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41493-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52030-7
Series ISSN
2197-7305
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 453
Number of Illustrations and Tables
73 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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