Biotremology: Studying Vibrational Behavior

  • Peggy S. M. Hill
  • Reinhard Lakes-Harlan
  • Valerio Mazzoni
  • Peter M. Narins
  • Meta Virant-Doberlet
  • Andreas Wessel

Part of the Animal Signals and Communication book series (ANISIGCOM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Studying Vibrational Behavior: Ideas, Concepts and History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peggy S. M. Hill, Valerio Mazzoni, Peter Narins, Meta Virant-Doberlet, Andreas Wessel
      Pages 3-14
    3. Peggy S. M. Hill, Meta Virant-Doberlet, Andreas Wessel
      Pages 15-25
    4. John A. Endler
      Pages 27-41
  3. The State of the Field: Concepts and Frontiers in Vibrational Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Sebastian Oberst, Joseph C.  S. Lai, Theodore A. Evans
      Pages 53-78
    3. Rafael L. Rodríguez
      Pages 79-89
    4. Andrej Čokl, Maria Carolina Blassioli-Moraes, Raul Alberto Laumann, Alenka Žunič, Miguel Borges
      Pages 91-122
  4. Practical Issues in Studying Vibrational Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Rok Šturm, Jernej Polajnar, Meta Virant-Doberlet
      Pages 125-148
    3. Gašper Korinšek, Tadej Tuma, Meta Virant-Doberlet
      Pages 149-173
  5. Vibration Detection and Orientation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Matthew J. Mason, Léa M. D. Wenger
      Pages 177-208
    3. Johannes Strauß, Nataša Stritih-Peljhan, Reinhard Lakes-Harlan
      Pages 209-233
  6. Biology and Evolution of Vibrational Behavior in Some Well-Studied Taxa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell, Xiying Guan, Sunil Puria
      Pages 259-276
    3. Monika J. B. Eberhard, Mike D. Picker
      Pages 293-307
    4. Felix A. Hager, Kathrin Krausa, Wolfgang H. Kirchner
      Pages 309-327
  7. Applied Biotremology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Valerio Mazzoni, Rachele Nieri, Anna Eriksson, Meta Virant-Doberlet, Jernej Polajnar, Gianfranco Anfora et al.
      Pages 331-354
    3. Jernej Polajnar, Lara Maistrello, Aya Ibrahim, Valerio Mazzoni
      Pages 375-398
    4. Richard W. Hofstetter, Nicholas Aflitto, Carol L. Bedoya, Kasey Yturralde, David D. Dunn
      Pages 415-435
  8. Outreach and Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Karl-Heinz Frommolt, Hannelore Hoch, Andreas Wessel
      Pages 479-483
    3. Tomás Saraceno, Ally Bisshop, Adrian Krell, Roland Mühlethaler
      Pages 485-509
    4. Matija Gogala, Boštjan Perovšek
      Pages 511-520
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 521-534

About this book


This volume is a self-contained companion piece to Studying Vibrational Communication, published in 2014 within the same series. The field has expanded considerably since then, and has even acquired a name of its own: biotremology.

In this context, the book reports on new concepts in this fascinating discipline, and features chapters on state-of-the art methods for studying behavior tied to substrate-borne vibrations, as well as an entire section on applied biotremology. Also included are a historical contribution by pioneers in the field and several chapters reviewing the advances that have been made regarding specific animal taxa. Other new topics covered are vibrational communication in vertebrates, multimodal communication, and biotremology in the classroom, as well as in art and music. Given its scope, the book will appeal to all those interested in communication and vibrational behavior, but also to those seeking to learn about an ancient mode of communication.


Acoustic Communication Applied Biotremology Environmental Vibrational Cues Signal Transmission Vibrational Behavior Vibrational Communication Vibratory Signals Vibrational Sensory Organs Vibrational Signal Recognition

Editors and affiliations

  • Peggy S. M. Hill
    • 1
  • Reinhard Lakes-Harlan
    • 2
  • Valerio Mazzoni
    • 3
  • Peter M. Narins
    • 4
  • Meta Virant-Doberlet
    • 5
  • Andreas Wessel
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Biological ScienceUniversity of TulsaTulsaUSA
  2. 2.Institut für TierphysiologieJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenGießenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Sustainable Agro-ecosystems & BioresourcesEdmund Mach Foundation – Research and Innovation CentreSan Michele all’AdigeItaly
  4. 4.Departments of Physiological Science, Integrative Biology & Physiology, Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Department of Organisms and Ecosystems ResearchNational Institute of BiologyLjubljanaSlovenia
  6. 6.Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity ScienceHumboldt UniversityBerlinGermany

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