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Avoiding attack : the evolutionary ecology of crypsis, warning signals, and mimicry

Author: Graeme D Ruxton; Thomas N Sherratt; Michael P Speed
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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Discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey avoid attack by predators and explores how such defensive mechanisms have evolved. This book considers how potential prey avoid detection, how they  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme D Ruxton; Thomas N Sherratt; Michael P Speed
ISBN: 0198528604 9780198528609
OCLC Number: 550741068
Description: XII, 249 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: AVOIDING DETECTION ; 1. Background Matching ; 2. Disruptive Coloration ; 3. Countershading ; 4. Transparency and Silvering ; SIGNALLING UNPROFITABILITY ; 5. Secondary Defences ; 6. Signalling to Predators ; 7. The Form and Function of Warning Displays ; 8. The Initial Evolution of Warning Displays ; 9. The Evolution and Maintenance of Mullerian Mimicry ; DECEIVING PREDATORS ; 10. The Evolution and Maintenance of Batesian Mimicry ; 11. The Relationship Between Batesian and Mullerian Mimicry ; 12. Other Forms of Adaptive Resemblance ; 13. Deflection and Startling of Predators ; 14. General Conclusions ; Appendix 1: A summary of mathematical and computer models that deal with Mullerian mimcry ; Appendix 2: A summary of mathematical and computer models that deal with Batesian mimcry
Responsibility: Graeme D. Ruxton ; Thomas N. Sherratt ; Michael P. Speed.
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