Sensory Ecology

Review and Perspectives

  • M. A. Ali

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. A. Ali
      Pages 3-8
  3. Ecosensory Functions in Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. M. A. Ali, R. P. Croll, R. Jaeger
      Pages 11-29
    3. P. Couillard
      Pages 31-54
    4. Enrico A. Ferrero
      Pages 55-90
    5. R. A. Suthers
      Pages 217-251
    6. R. A. Suthers
      Pages 253-287
  4. Adaptive Radiation of Sensory Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Richard A. Gleeson
      Pages 291-317
    3. Hubert Markl
      Pages 319-344
    4. Axel Michelsen
      Pages 345-373
    5. J. H. S. Blaxter
      Pages 375-409
    6. R. Loftus
      Pages 439-466
    7. M. A. Ali, M. Anctil, L. Cervetto
      Pages 467-502
    8. H. O. Schwassmann
      Pages 521-533
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 535-597

About this book


Never so pleased, sir. 'Twas an excellent dance, And for a preface, I never heard a better. Two Noble Kinsmen, Act III, Sc.S This volume is based mostly on the lectures delivered at an Advanced Study Institute (ASI) of the same title held in July 1977. One lecture given is not in the volume and three chapters, although not based on lectures delivered, have been added to better balance the book. A chapter on the ecosensory functions in crustaceans could not be put in due to time contingency. This absence is deeply regretted. The idea to hold an ASI on Sensory Ecology evolved slowly, main­ ly due to my own research interest in the past and partly to the discussions I had with a number of colleagues, particularly Dr. John Lythgoe of the University of Sussex. The purpose was to interface Sensory Physiology with Ecology so that workers in those fields will develop a greater awareness for each other. Sense organs have of course evolved to keep their possessors.~ware of the environment and changes in it. Thus, normally one could expect that a study of their functions will be undertaken in relation to environmental parameters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. Ali
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de BiologieUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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