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Animal camouflage : mechanisms and function

Author: Martin Stevens; Sami Merilaita
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"In the last decade, research on the previously dormant field of camouflage has advanced rapidly, with numerous studies challenging traditional concepts, investigating previously untested theories and incorporating a greater appreciation of the visual and cognitive systems of the observer. Using studies of both real animals and artificial systems, this book synthesises the current state of play in camouflage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Animal camouflage.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011006853
(OCoLC)706803904
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Stevens; Sami Merilaita
ISBN: 9781139127974 1139127977 9780511852053 0511852053 9781139117319 1139117319 128329849X 9781283298490
OCLC Number: 768771455
Notes: Machine generated contents note: 1. Animal camouflage: an introduction / Martin Stevens and Sami Merilaita; 2. Crypsis through background matching / Sami Merilaita and Martin Stevens; 3. The concealment of body parts through coincident disruptive coloration / Innes C. Cuthill and Aron Székely; 4. The history, theory and evidence for a cryptic function of countershading / Hannah M. Rowland; 5. Camouflage breaking mathematical operator and countershading / Ariel Tankus and Yehezkel Yeshurun; 6. Revisiting Abbott H. Thayer : non-scientific reflections about camouflage in art, war and zoology / Roy R. Behrens; 7. Camouflage behaviour and body orientation on backgrounds containing directional patterns / Richard J. Webster, Alison Callahan, Jean-Guy J. Godin and Thomas N. Sherratt; 8. Camouflage and visual perception / Tom Troscianko, Christopher P. Benton, P. George Lovell, David J. Tolhurst and Zygmunt Pizlo; 9. Rapid adaptive camouflage in cephalopods / R.T. Hanlon, C.C. Chiao, L.M. Mäthger, K.C. Buresch, A. Barbosa, J.J. Allen, L. Siemann and C. Chubb; 10. What can camouflage tell us about non-human visual perception? A case study of multiple cue use in the cuttlefish / Sarah Zylinski and Daniel Osorio; 11. Camouflage in marine fish / Justin Marshall and Sönke Johnsen; 12. Camouflage in decorator crabs: integrating ecological, behavioural and evolutionary approaches / Kristin Hultgren and John J. Stachowicz; 13. Camouflage in colour changing animals: trade-offs and constraints / Devi Stuart-Fox and Adnan Moussalli; 14. The multiple disguises of spiders / Marc Théry, Teresita C. Insausti, Jérémy Defrize and Jérôme Casas; 15. Effects of animal camouflage on the evolution of live backgrounds / Kevin R. Abbott and Reuven Dukas; 16. The functions of black and white colouration in mammals: review and synthesis / Tim Caro; 17. Evidence for camouflage involving senses other than vision / Graeme D. Ruxton; Index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 357 pages, [16] pages of color plates) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Animal camouflage : function and mechanisms / Martin Stevens and Sami Merilaita --
2. Crypsis through background matching / Sami Merilaita and Martin Stevens --
3. The concealment of body parts through coincident disruptive coloration / Innes C. Cuthill and Aron Székely --
4. The history, theory and evidence for a cryptic function of countershading / Hannah M. Rowland --
5. Camouflage-breaking mathematical operators and countershading / Ariel Tankus and Yehezkel Yeshurun --
6. Nature's artistry : revisiting Abbott H. Thayer's assertions about camouflage in art, war and nature / Roy R. Behrens --
7. Camouflage behaviour and body orientation on backgrounds containing directional patterns / Richard J. Webster, Alison Callahan, Jean-Guy J. Godin and Thomas N. Sherratt --
8. Camouflage and visual perception / Tom Troscianko, Christopher P. Benton, P. George Lovell, David J. Tolhurst and Zygmunt Pizlo --
9. Rapid adaptive camouflage in cephalopods / R.T. Hanlon, Chuan-Chin C. Chiao, Lydia M. Mäthger, Kendra C. Buresch, Alexandra Barbosa, Justine J. Allen, Liese Siemann and Charles Chubb --
10. What can camouflage tell us about non-human visual perception? : a case study of multiple cue use in the cuttlefish (Sepia spp.) / Sarah Zylinski and Daniel Osorio --
11. Camouflage in marine fish / Justin Marshall and Sönke Johnsen --
12. Camouflage in decorator crabs : integrating ecological, behavioural and evolutionary approaches / Kristin M. Hultgren and John J. Stachowicz --
13. Camouflage in colour changing animals : trade-offs and constraints / Devi Stuart-Fox and Adnan Moussalli --
14. The multiple disguises of spiders / Marc Théry, Teresita C. Insausti, Jérémy Defrize and Jérôme Casas --
15. Effects of animal camouflage on the evolution of live backgrounds / Kevin R. Abbott and Reuven Dukas --
16. The functions of black and white colouration in mammals : review and synthesis / Tim Caro --
17. Evidence for camouflage involving senses other than vision / Graeme D. Ruxton.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Stevens, Sami Merilaita.
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Synthesises the current status of camouflage research and understanding, presenting recent developments and demonstrating the important problems that remain.  Read more...

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'... the broad overview on the functions and mechanisms of camouflage in various communication systems makes reading this book very enjoyable.' H. Martin Schaefer, Basic and Applied Ecology

 
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