Animal camouflage : mechanisms and function /

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 stud...

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Other Authors: Stevens, Martin, 1982- (Editor), Merilaita, Sami (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Table of 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.