Animal Signals and Communication

Studying Vibrational Communication

Editors: Cocroft, R.B., Gogala, M., Hill, P.S.M., Wessel, A. (Eds.)

  • An invaluable reference for researchers interested in vibratory communication or in the evolution of communication
  • A landmark book for historians of science
  • Richly illustrated
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About this book

This volume explains the key ideas, questions and methods involved in studying the hidden world of vibrational communication in animals. The authors dispel the notion that this form of communication is difficult to study and show how vibrational signaling is a key to social interactions in species that live in contact with a substrate, whether it be a grassy lawn, a rippling stream or a tropical forest canopy. This ancient and widespread form of social exchange is also remarkably understudied. A frontier in animal behavior, it offers unparalleled opportunities for discovery and for addressing general questions in communication and social evolution. In addition to reviews of advances made in the study of several animal taxa, this volume also explores topics such as vibrational communication networks, the interaction of acoustic and vibrational communication, the history of the field, the evolution of signal production and reception and establishing a common vocabulary.

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“Studying Vibrational Communication is a significant contribution and starting point for understanding this mode of communication. … For anyone interested in vibrational communication or the evolution of animal communication, this is a must read whether it is from cover to cover or one of the selected chapters. This volume is thought-provoking, informative, a useful reference, and an up-to-date summary of the current and past knowledge of vibrational communication in insects.” (Richard W. Hofstetter, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 90 (3), September, 2015)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Fostering Research Progress in a Rapidly Growing Field

    Cocroft, Reginald B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Stretching the Paradigm or Building a New? Development of a Cohesive Language for Vibrational Communication

    Hill, Peggy S. M.

    Pages 13-30

  • Sound or Vibration, an Old Question of Insect Communication

    Gogala, Matija

    Pages 31-46

  • Hildegard Strübing: A Pioneer in Vibrational Communication Research

    Wessel, Andreas

    Pages 47-51

  • Sound Production: The Crucial Factor for Mate Finding in Planthoppers (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha) (Preliminary Communication)

    Strübing, Hildegard

    Pages 53-61

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-43606-6
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Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50703-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Studying Vibrational Communication
Editors
  • Reginald B. Cocroft
  • Matija Gogala
  • Peggy S.M. Hill
  • Andreas Wessel
Series Title
Animal Signals and Communication
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43607-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43607-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43606-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50703-2
Series ISSN
2197-7305
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 462
Number of Illustrations and Tables
80 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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