Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis Aposematism and Mimicry 2nd Edition

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Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis Aposematism and Mimicry 2nd Edition
Authors: Graeme D. Ruxton & William L. Allen & Thomas N. Sherratt & Michael P. Speed
Year: 2018
Publisher:
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780199688685
ISBN 537199688680
Categorie: Biology
Pages: 304
Edition: 2nd

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Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry, 2nd Edition Graeme D. Ruxton & William L. Allen & Thomas N. Sherratt & Michael P. Speed
Avoiding Attack discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey avoid predator attacks and explores how such defensive mechanisms have evolved through natural selection. It considers how potential prey avoid detection, how they make themselves unprofitable to attack, how they communicate this status, and how other species have exploited these signals. Using carefully selected examples of camouflage, mimicry, and warning signals drawn from a wide range of species and ecosystems, the authors summarise the latest research into these fascinating adaptations, developing mathematical models where appropriate and making recommendations for future study.This second edition has been extensively rewritten, particularly in the application of modern genetic research techniques which have transformed our recent understanding of adaptations in evolutionary genomics and phylogenetics. The book also employs a more integrated and systematic approach, ensuring that each chapter has a broader focus on the evolutionary and ecological consequences of anti-predator adaptation. The field has grown and developed considerably over the last decade with an explosion of new research literature, making this new edition timely. Categories:
Biology
Year:
2018
Edition:
2nd
Language:
english
Pages:
304
ISBN 10:
0199688680
ISBN 13:
9780199688685
File:
128.30 MB

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