Visual Ecology

Visual Ecology

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall


Visual ecology is the examine of ways animals use visible structures to fulfill their ecological wishes, how those platforms have developed, and the way they're really expert for specific visible projects. Visual Ecology presents the 1st updated synthesis of the sector to seem in additional than 3 a long time. that includes a few 225 illustrations, together with greater than a hundred and forty in colour, unfold during the textual content, this entire and obtainable booklet starts off via discussing the fundamental homes of sunshine and the optical surroundings. It then appears to be like at how photoreceptors intercept gentle and convert it to usable organic indications, how the pigments and cells of imaginative and prescient differ between animals, and the way the homes of those parts have an effect on a given receptor's sensitivity to gentle. The booklet is going directly to study how eyes and photoreceptors turn into really good for an array of visible projects, akin to navigation, evading prey, mate selection, and communication.

A well timed and much-needed source for college students and researchers alike, Visual Ecology additionally features a word list and a wealth of examples drawn from the total range of visible systems.

  • The newest evaluate of visible ecology available
  • Features a few 225 illustrations, together with greater than one hundred forty in colour, unfold during the text
  • Guides readers from the fundamental physics of sunshine to the position of visible structures in animal behavior
  • Includes a word list and a wealth of real-world examples

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