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Plant-Animal Communication

H. Martin Schaefer and Graeme D. Ruxton


Communication is an essential factor underpinning the interactions between species and the structure of their communities. Plant–animal interactions are particularly diverse due to the complex nature of their mutualistic and antagonistic relationships. However the evolution of communication and the underlying mechanisms responsible remain poorly understood. This book is a timely summary of the latest research and ideas on the ecological and evolutionary foundations of communication between plants and animals, including discussions of fundamental concepts such as deception, reliability, and cam ... More

Keywords: plant–animal interactions, communication, deception, reliability, camouflage, sensory world, animals, vision, scent, gustatory communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199563609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199563609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. Martin Schaefer, author
Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, University of Freiburg, Germany

Graeme D. Ruxton, author
University of Glasgow, UK