Biocommunication of Animals by Guenther WitzanyBiocommunication of Animals by Guenther Witzany

Biocommunication of Animals

byGuenther Witzany

Hardcover | November 18, 2013

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Every coordination within or between animals depends on communication processes. Although the signaling molecules, vocal and tactile signs, gestures and its combinations differ throughout all species according their evolutionary origins and variety of adaptation processes, certain levels of biocommunication can be found in all animal species:

(a) Abiotic environmental indices such as temperature, light, water, etc. that affect the local ecosphere of an organism and are sensed, interpreted.

(b) Trans-specific communication with non-related organisms.

(c) Species-specific communication between same or related species.

(d) Intraorganismic communication, i.e., sign-mediated coordination within the body of the organism.

This book gives an overview of the manifold levels of animal communication exemplified by a variety of species and thereby broadens the understanding of these organisms.

Title:Biocommunication of AnimalsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:420 pagesPublished:November 18, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400774133

ISBN - 13:9789400774131

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Table of Contents

Preface; Günther Witzany.- 1. Why Biocommunication of Animals?; Günther Witzany.- 2. Signs of Communication in Chimpanzees; Mary Lee A. Jensvold et al.- 3. African and Asian elephant vocal communication: A cross-species comparison; Angela Stoeger, Shermin de Silva.- 4. The information content of wolf (and dog) social communication; Tamás Faragó et al.- 5. Social origin of vocal communication in rodents; Stefan M. Brudzynski.- 6. Why the caged mouse sings: Studies of the mouse ultrasonic song system and vocal behavior; Gustavo Arriaga.- 7. Vibrational Communication: Spiders to Kangaroo Rats; Jan A. Randall.- 8. Communicative Coordination in Bees; Günther Witzany.- 9. Social association brings out the altruism in an ant; Kenji Hara.- 10. Termite communication during different behavioral activities; Ana Maria Costa-Leonardo, Ives Haifig.- 11. Crows and Crow Feeders: Observations on Interspecific Semiotics; John M. Marzluff, Marc L. Miller.- 12. Interspecies communication with Grey Parrots: A tool for examining cognitive processing; Irene M. Pepperberg.- 13. Singing in space and time: the biology of birdsong; Marc Naguib, Katharina Riebel.- 14. Chemical persuasion in salamanders; Lynne Houck.- 15. Chelonian vocal Communication; Camila R. Ferrara et al.- 16. Cetacean Acoustic Communication; Laela S. Sayigh.- 17. Communication in the ultraviolet: unravelling the secret language of fish; Ulrike E. Siebeck.- 18. Young squeaker catfish can already talk and listen to their conspecifics; Walter Lechner.- 19. Cognition and recognition in the cephalopod mollusc Octopus vulgaris: coordinating interaction with environment and conspecifics; Elena Tricarico et al.- 20. How Corals coordinate and organize: an ecosystemic analysis based fractal properties; Pierre Madl, Günther Witzany.- 21. Nematode Communication; Yen-Ping Hsueh et al.- Index.