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Predator–Prey Interactions: Co-evolution between Bats and Their Prey

  • David Steve Jacobs
  • Anna Bastian

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences book series (BRIEFSANIMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David Steve Jacobs, Anna Bastian
    Pages 1-11
  3. David Steve Jacobs, Anna Bastian
    Pages 13-30
  4. David Steve Jacobs, Anna Bastian
    Pages 31-42
  5. David Steve Jacobs, Anna Bastian
    Pages 43-71
  6. David Steve Jacobs, Anna Bastian
    Pages 73-87
  7. David Steve Jacobs, Anna Bastian
    Pages 89-106
  8. David Steve Jacobs, Anna Bastian
    Pages 107-116
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 117-135

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a comprehensive review of the evolution of traits associated with predation and predator defense for bats and all of their prey, both invertebrates (e.g. insects) and vertebrates (e.g. frogs), in the context of co-evolution. It reviews current knowledge of how echolocation and passive hearing are used by bats to hunt prey in complete darkness. Also it highlights how prey have evolved counter measures to bat echolocation to avoid detection and capture. This includes the whole range of prey responses from being active at times when bats are inactive to the use of acoustic signals of their own to interfere with the echolocation system of bats.

Keywords

Acoustic signals arms race eavesdropping frog songs moth clicks prey defense

Authors and affiliations

  • David Steve Jacobs
    • 1
  • Anna Bastian
    • 2
  1. 1.Animal Evolution and Systematics Group, Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32492-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32490-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32492-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-7504
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-7512
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