Animal Communication Networks by P. K. McGregor

By P. K. McGregor

such a lot animal verbal exchange has developed and now happens within the context of a communique community, i.e. a number of signallers and receivers inside verbal exchange diversity of one another. this concept follows evidently from the remark that many signs commute additional than the common spacing among animals. this is often self obviously real for long-range signs, yet at a excessive density an identical is correct for short-range indications (e.g. begging calls of nestling birds). This ebook offers a present precis of study on communique networks and appraises destiny clients. It combines info from experiences of numerous taxonomic teams (insects to humans through fiddler crabs, fish, frogs, birds and mammals) and a number of other signalling modalities (visual, acoustic and chemical signals). It additionally particularly addresses the various components of interface among conversation networks and different disciplines (from the evolution of human charitable behaviour to the psychophysics of sign notion, through social behaviour, body structure and mathematical models).

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