Annual, Lunar, and Tidal Clocks

Patterns and Mechanisms of Nature's Enigmatic Rhythms

Editors: Numata, Hideharu, Helm, Barbara (Eds.)

  • Provides a state-of-the-art assessment of non-circadian rhythms
  • Presents the work of key authors in the field
  • Considers the three highly topical rhythmic scales jointly for the first time
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About this book

There is more to biological rhythms than circadian clocks. This book aims at promoting the exciting potential of a deeper understanding of circannual, circatidal, and circalunar clocks. It highlights new developments, summarizes existing knowledge, and integrates different perspectives with the tools and ideas of diverse fields of current biology.

For predominantly pragmatic reasons, research in recent decades was mostly concerned with circadian clocks. Clocks on other timescales, however, have been largely neglected and therefore still appear "enigmatic". Thanks to the rapid development of methods in molecular biology as well as in ecology, we are now able to re-approach these clocks. Laboratories around the world are showing fresh interest and substantial progress is being made in many independent projects.

The book's two sections address the moon-derived circatidal, circasemilunar, and lunar cycles on the one hand (10 chapters), and the sun-derived circannual cycles on the other (6 chapters). This work brings together authors with an expansive array of expertise and study systems, ranging from tidal cycles of marine invertebrates to annual cycles of birds and mammals, and from behavioral to genetic and epigenetic backgrounds. While great challenges remain to be mastered, the book aims at conveying the excitement of unraveling, broadly, the rhythms of life.

Reviews

“The book provides fertile ground from which future studies can grow. … the authors emphasize new and stimulating questions for investigation by current and intending researchers in the field.” (Ernest Naylor, Journal of Biological Rhythm, Vol. 30 (4), August, 2015)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Timing in Tidal, Semilunar, and Lunar Rhythms

    Neumann, Dietrich

    Pages 3-24

  • Circatidal Rhythms and Their Entrainment to the Tidal Cycle in Insects

    Satoh, Aya (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • Daily and Tidal Rhythms in Intertidal Marine Invertebrates

    Chabot, Christopher C. (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

  • Circatidal and Circadian Rhythms in Crustacean Swimming Behavior

    Akiyama, Tadashi

    Pages 65-80

  • Coral Spawning Behavior and Timing

    Sorek, Michal (et al.)

    Pages 81-97

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55261-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55260-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56132-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Annual, Lunar, and Tidal Clocks
Book Subtitle
Patterns and Mechanisms of Nature's Enigmatic Rhythms
Editors
  • Hideharu Numata
  • Barbara Helm
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55261-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55261-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55260-4
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56132-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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