Springer Series in Vision Research

Polarized Light and Polarization Vision in Animal Sciences

Editors: Horváth, Gábor (Ed.)

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This book covers advances made since the 2004 Springer volume “Polarized Light in Animal Vision” edited by Horvath and Varju, but also provides reviews and synopses of some areas. Part I examines polarization sensitivity across many animal taxa including vertebrates and invertebrates and details both terrestrial and aquatic life. Part II is devoted to the description of polarized light in nature and explores how the physics of light must be taken into account when understanding how polarized light is detected by the visual system. This includes underwater polarization due to scattering; polarization patterns reflected from freshwater bodies; polarization characteristics of forest canopies; normal and anomalous polarization patterns of the skies; skylight polarization transmitted through Snell’s window and both linearly and circularly polarized signals produced by terrestrial and aquatic animals. This Part also examines polarized “light pollution” induced by anthropogenic factors such as reflection off asphalt surfaces, glass panes, car bodies, and other man-made structures that are now known to form ecological traps for polarotactic insects. Part III surveys some of the practical applications of polarization vision including polarization-based traps for biting insects, ground-based polarimetric cloud detectors and an historical examination of the navigational abilities of Viking seafarers using the sky polarization compass. The deterrent qualities of ungulate pelage to polarization-sensitive biting insects is also examined in this section.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Polarization Vision: A Discovery Story

    Wehner, Rüdiger

    Pages 3-25

  • Polarized Light Orientation in Ball-Rolling Dung Beetles

    Dacke, Marie

    Pages 27-39

  • Polarisation Vision in Ants, Bees and Wasps

    Zeil, Jochen (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • Polarized-Light Processing in Insect Brains: Recent Insights from the Desert Locust, the Monarch Butterfly, the Cricket, and the Fruit Fly

    Heinze, Stanley

    Pages 61-111

  • Polarization Vision of Aquatic Insects

    Horváth, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 113-145

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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51747-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polarized Light and Polarization Vision in Animal Sciences
Editors
  • Gábor Horváth
Series Title
Springer Series in Vision Research
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54718-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54718-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54717-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51747-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 649
Number of Illustrations and Tables
96 b/w illustrations, 313 illustrations in colour
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