© 2008

Fish Bioacoustics

With 81 Illustrations

  • Jacqueline F. Webb
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper, Jacqueline F. Webb
    Pages 1-15
  3. Arthur N. Popper, Carl R. Schilt
    Pages 17-48
  4. Richard R. Fay, Peggy L. Edds-Walton
    Pages 49-97
  5. Christopher B. Braun, Terry Grande
    Pages 99-144
  6. Jacqueline F. Webb, John C. Montgomery, Joachim Mogdans
    Pages 145-182
  7. Olav Sand, Horst Bleckmann
    Pages 183-231
  8. Peter H. Rogers, David G. Zeddies
    Pages 233-252
  9. Andrew H. Bass, Friedrich Ladich
    Pages 253-278
  10. David A. Mann, Anthony D. Hawkins, J. Michael Jech
    Pages 279-309
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-318

About this book


The study of how fish make and respond to sound has important implications for communication, physiology, behavior, and commercial techniques. Fish Bioacoustics, a new definitive volume on fish auditory systems, will interest investigators in both basic research of fish bioacoustics as well as investigators in applied aspects of fisheries and resource management. Topics cover structure, physiology, localization, and acoustic behavior as well as more applied topics such as using sound to detect and locate fish.


  • Introduction to Fish Bioacoustics Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper, and Jacqueline F. Webb
  • Hearing and Acoustic Behavior (Basic and Applied) Arthur N. Popper and Carl R. Schilt
  • Structures and Functions of the Auditory Nervous System of Fishes Richard R. Fay and Peggy L. Edds-Walton
  • Evolution of Peripheral Mechanisms for the Enhancement of Sound Reception Christopher B. Braun and Terry Grande
  • Bioacoustics and the Lateral Line of Fishes Jacqueline F. Webb, John Montgomery, and Joachim Mogdans
  • Orientation to Auditory and Lateral Line Stimuli Olav Sand and Horst Bleckmann
  • Multipole Mechanisms for Directional Hearing in Fish Peter H. Rogers and David G. Zeddies
  • Vocal-Acoustic Communication: From Neurons to Behavior Andrew H. Bass and Friedrich Ladich
  • Active and Passive Acoustics to Locate and Study Fish David A. Mann, Anthony D. Hawkins, and J. Mike Jech

About the editors:

Jacqueline F. Webb is Professor of Biological Sciences, and Coordinator of the Marine Biology Program, at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

About the series:

The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.


acoustics behavior bioacoustics biology evolution fish physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline F. Webb
    • 1
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  2. 2.Parmly Sensory Sciences InstituteLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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