Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments

  • Shaun P. Collin
  • N. Justin Marshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Navigation and Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, Christopher Platt, Olav Sand
      Pages 3-38
    3. Kjell B. Døving, Ole B. Stabell
      Pages 39-52
    4. Michael M. Walker, Carol E. Diebel, Joseph L. Kirschvink
      Pages 53-74
  3. Finding Food and Other Localized Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-76
    2. Gerhard von der Emde, Curtis C. Bell
      Pages 92-107
    3. Sheryl Coombs, Christopher B. Braun
      Pages 122-138
    4. Shaun P. Collin, Julia Shand
      Pages 139-169
  4. The Coevolution of Signal and Sense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-172
    2. N. Justin Marshall, Misha Vorobyev
      Pages 194-222
    3. Christa Neumeyer
      Pages 223-235
    4. Brian D. Wisenden
      Pages 236-251
    5. Roger T. Hanlon, Nadav Shashar
      Pages 266-282
    6. H. Peter Zippel, Lars G. C. Lüthje
      Pages 283-300
  5. Visual Adaptations to Limited Light Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-302
    2. Eric J. Warrant, Shaun P. Collin, N. Adam Locket
      Pages 303-322
    3. Ronald H. Douglas, David M. Hunt, James K. Bowmaker
      Pages 323-342
    4. N. Justin Marshall, Thomas W. Cronin, Tamara M. Frank
      Pages 343-372
  6. Central Coordination and Evolution of Sensory Inputs

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 435-446

About this book


Research on sensory processing or the way animals see, hear, smell, taste, feel and electrically and magnetically sense their environment has advanced a great deal over the last fifteen years. This book discusses the most important themes that have emerged from recent research and provides a summary of likely future directions.
The book starts with two sections on the detection of sensory signals over long and short ranges by aquatic animals, covering the topics of navigation, communication, and finding food and other localized sources. The next section, the co-evolution of signal and sense, deals with how animals decide whether the source is prey, predator or mate by utilizing receptors that have evolved to take full advantage of the acoustical properties of the signal. Organisms living in the deep-sea environment have also received a lot of recent attention, so the next section deals with visual adaptations to limited light environments where sunlight is replaced by bioluminescence and the visual system has undergone changes to optimize light capture and sensitivity. The last section on central co-ordination of sensory systems covers how signals are processed and filtered for use by the animal.
This book will be essential reading for all researchers and graduate students interested in sensory systems.


Adaptation animals coevolution development ecology environment evolution fish information lake migration predator receptor system vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Shaun P. Collin
    • 1
  • N. Justin Marshall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Developmental BiologySchool of Biomedical Sciences University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Vision Touch and Hearing Research Centre School of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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