© 2001

Ecology of Sensing

  • Friedrich G. Barth
  • Axel Schmid
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. General Aspects

  3. Sound and Hearing

  4. Medium Flow and Vibrations

  5. Light and Vision

  6. Odors and Chemoreception

    1. Joop J. A. van Loon, Marcel Dicke
      Pages 253-270
  7. Hygro- and Thermoreception

    1. Harald Tichy, Ewald Gingl
      Pages 271-287
  8. Magnetic Field and Electroreception

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 331-341

About these proceedings


Sense organs serve as a kind of biological interface between the environment and the organism. Therefore, the relationship between sensory systems and ecology is very close and its knowledge of fundamental importance for an understanding of animal behavior. The sixteen chapters of this book exemplify the diversity of the constraints and opportunities associated with the sensation of stimuli representing different forms of energy. It stresses the events taking place in the sensory periphery where the animal is exposed to and gets in touch with its natural habitat and acquires the information needed to organize its interaction with its environment.
Ecology of Sensing brings together the leading experts in the field.


Ecology Ecophysiology Physiolgy Physiologie behavior environment sensory Physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich G. Barth
    • 1
  • Axel Schmid
    • 1
  1. 1.Biocenter, Institute for ZoologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ecology of Sensing
  • Editors Friedrich G. Barth
    Axel Schmid
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66901-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08619-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-22644-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 342
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Animal Physiology
    Animal Ecology
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