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Rodent Bioacoustics

  • Micheal L. Dent
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper


  • Provides a comprehensive summary of all things bioacoustics in rodents

  • Includes field research and highlights the bioacoustics of many species of wild rodents in their natural environments

  • Covers research on less popular rodent species and provides the basis for a broader understanding of these rodents


Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Micheal L. Dent
    Pages 1-11
  3. Cristian Schleich, Gabriel Francescoli
    Pages 43-69
  4. Micheal L. Dent, Laurel A. Screven, Anastasiya Kobrina
    Pages 71-105
  5. Amanda M. Lauer, James H. Engel, Katrina Schrode
    Pages 107-130
  6. M. Fabiana Kubke, J. Martin Wild
    Pages 131-164
  7. Laura M. Hurley, Matina C. Kalcounis-Rueppell
    Pages 191-221

About this book


Rodents are the largest of all mammalian taxa. Rodent studies have provided invaluable data about hearing. Thus, this volume provides an overview of what is known (and not known) about rodent bioacoustics. 


·        An Introduction to Rodent Bioacoustics

                Micheal L. Dent

·        Rodent Vocalizations: Adaptations to Physical, Social, and Sexual Factors

                Kazuo Okanoya and Laurel A. Screven

·        Three Decades of Subterranean Acoustic Communication Studies

                Cristian Schleich and Gabriel Francescoli

·        Hearing in Rodents

                Micheal L. Dent, Laurel A. Screven, and Anastasiya Kobrina

·        Rodent Sound Localization and Spatial Hearing

                Amanda M. Lauer, James H. Engel, Jr., and Katrina Schrode

·        Anatomy of Vocal Communication and Hearing in Rodents

                M. Fabiana Kubke and J. Martin Wild

·        Lessons from Rodent Models for Genetic and Age-Related Hearing Loss

                Kevin K. Ohlemiller

·        State and Context in Vocal Communication of Rodents

                Laura M. Hurley and Matina C. Kalcounis-Rueppell


Micheal L. Dent is Professor in the Department of Psychology at The State University of New York at Buffalo


Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago


Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of

Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park


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Editors and affiliations

  • Micheal L. Dent
    • 1
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity at Buffalo, SUNYBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rodent Bioacoustics
  • Editors Micheal L. Dent
    Richard R. Fay
    Arthur N. Popper
  • Series Title Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Hdb.Auditory Res.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-92494-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06444-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-92495-3
  • Series ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1897
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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