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Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

Martin Stevens


Throughout their lives, animals must complete many tasks, from finding food, avoiding predators, and attracting mates to navigating through the environment. To do so, they must gather and use a range of information from the world around them and from other individuals. For this, animals have evolved a staggering diversity of sensory organs that are both fundamental to survival and reproduction and shape much of evolution and behaviour. Sensory ecology deals with how animals acquire, process, and use information in behaviour and many other aspects of their lives, and the importance of this in e ... More

Keywords: sensory ecology, behaviour, evolution, information, ecology, nerve cells, communication, speciation, coevolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199601776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Stevens, author
Centre for Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter