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Animal Acoustic Communication

Sound Analysis and Research Methods

  • Steven L. Hopp
  • Michael J. Owren
  • Christopher S. Evans

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Processing and Analysis of Acoustic Signals

  3. Sound Production and Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. P. L. Tyack
      Pages 163-220
    3. J. D. Pye, W. R. Langbauer Jr.
      Pages 221-250
    4. P. Rubin, E. Vatikiotis-Bateson
      Pages 251-290
  4. Assessing Biologically Important Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. S. L. Hopp, E. S. Morton
      Pages 323-352
    3. G. F. Ball, A. M. Dufty Jr.
      Pages 379-398
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 399-421

About this book


The last decades have brought a significant increase in research on acoustic communi­ cation in animals. Publication of scientific papers on both empirical and theoretical aspects of this topic has greatly increased, and a new journal, Bioacoustics, is entirely devoted to such articles. Coupled with this proliferation of work is a recognition that many of the current issues are best approached with an interdisciplinary perspective, requiring technical and theoretical contributions from a number of areas of inquiry that have traditionally been separated. With the notable exception of a collection edited by Lewis (1983), there have been fewvolumes predominatelyfocused on technical issues in comparative bioacoustics to follow up the earlyworks edited by Lanyon and Tavolga (1960) and Busnel (1963). It was the tremendous growth of expertise c:()ncerning this topic in particular that provided the initial impetus to organize this volume, which attempts to present fundamental information from both theoretical and applied aspects of current bioacoustics research. While a completely comprehensive review would be impractical, this volume offers a basic treatment of a wide variety of topics aimed at providing a conceptual framework within which researchers can address their own questions. Each presentation is designed to be useful to the broadest possible spectrum of researchers, including both those currently working in any of the many and diverse disciplines of bioacoustics, and others that may be new to such studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steven L. Hopp
    • 1
  • Michael J. Owren
    • 2
  • Christopher S. Evans
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of PsychologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Dept of PsychologyMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Animal Acoustic Communication
  • Book Subtitle Sound Analysis and Research Methods
  • Editors Steven L. Hopp
    Michael J. Owren
    Christopher S. Evans
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-53353-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-76222-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-76220-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 421
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Appl. in Life Sciences
    Animal Physiology
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