Adaptive mechanisms in the ecology of vision

edited by S.N. Archer ... [et al.]

The field of the ecology of vision has grown considerably since John Lythgoe first wrote his original book on the subject in 1979. John Lythgoe was instrumental in founding the subject that has inspired vision researchers to relate the functioning of the visual system with the visual requirements demanded by the environment and behaviour of the animal in it. This book represents a timely and much needed review of the wealth of research that has been carried out in the last twenty years. It deals with theoretical and physical considerations of light and photoreception, practical examples of visual system structure and function and aspects of visual behaviour and communication. Importantly, the book emphasises one of the main themes to have emerged from studies of the ecology of vision: that the visual system is extremely adaptable when confronted with changing environmental and behavioural conditions. Finally, this updated review is a multi-author collection of leading experts currently working in the field of visual ecology, a requirement that reflects the high level of current research activity. The book approaches the visual system from many different areas of biology including neurobiology, sensory biology, cellular biology and behavioural biology. Consequently, the book will be of interest to workers both within and outside the field of vision research and also to undergraduate and graduate students interested in vision.

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  • Preface
  • J. Woods. I: General Principles. 1. Light and Photoreception
  • E. Loew, S. Archer. II: Biophysical Adaptations. Introduction
  • J. Partridge. 2. Compound Eye Structure: Matching Eye to Environment
  • M.F. Land. 3. Vertebrate Optical Structure
  • J.G. Sivak, et al. 4. A Review of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Optical Filters
  • R.H. Douglas, N.J. Marshall. 5. Vertebrate Photoreceptors
  • A. Locket. 6. The Extraretinal Photoreceptors of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates
  • J. Shand, R.G. Foster. 7. The Regulation of Vertebrate Biological Clocks by Light
  • R.G. Foster, I. Provencio. III: Biochemical and Physiological Adaptations. Introduction
  • S. Archer, M.B.A. Djamgoz. 8. Adaptation of Visual Pigments to the Aquatic Environment
  • J.C. Partridge, M.E. Cummings. 9. Visual Adaptations in Crustaceans: Spectral Sensitivity in Diverse Habitats
  • J. Marshall, et al. 10. Outer Retinal Signal Processing
  • M. Djamgoz, et al. 11. Inner Retinal Signal Processing Adaptation to Environmental Light
  • L. Frishman. 12. Ecological Aspects of Vertebrate Visual Ontogeny
  • L. Beaudet, C.W. Hawryshyn. 13. Molecular Biology of Photoreceptor Spectral Sensitivity
  • J.K. Bowmaker, D.M. Hunt. IV: Behaviour and Communication. Introduction
  • E. Loew. 14. Visual Systems, Behaviour and Environment in Cephalapods
  • W. Muntz. 15. Optical Structure and Visual Fields in Birds: Their Relationships with Foraging Behaviour and Ecology
  • G. Martin. 16. Behavioural Ecology and Retinal Cell Topography
  • S. Collin. 17. Flower Advertisement for Invertebrates: Bees, A Case Study
  • M. Vorobyev, R. Menzel. 18. Bioluminescence
  • E. Widder. 19. The Behaviour of Animals around Twilight with Emphasis on Coral Reef Communities
  • W. McFarland, et al. 20. Vision and Behaviour in Primates
  • G.H. Jacobs.

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書名 Adaptive mechanisms in the ecology of vision
著作者等 Archer, S. N.
Djamgoz M.B.A.
Loew E. (Dept. of Physiology Cornell University Ithaca NY USA)
Vallerga S.
Archer S.N.
出版元 Kluwer Academic
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 xix, 668 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0792353196
NCID BA42241812
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ