Bat Bioacoustics

Bat Bioacoustics
Springer | Neuroscience | Jun 12 2016 | ISBN-10: 1493935259 | 304 pages | pdf | 9.41 mb

Editors: Fenton, M.B., Grinnell, A.D., Popper, A.N., Fay, R.R. (Eds.)
Covers the spectrum from evolution to behavior and interactions with other species
Based on laboratory, field and synthetic approaches to the topic
Explores the development and use of new technologies

Arguably biosonar is one of the ‘eye-opening' discoveries about animal behavior and the auditory systems of echolocators are front and center in this story. Echolocation by bats has proven to be a virtual gold mine for colleagues studying neurobiology, while providing many rich examples of its impact on other areas of bats' lives. In this volume we briefly review the history of the topic (reminding readers of the 1995 Hearing by Bats). We use a chapter on new findings in the phylogeny of bats to put the information that follows in an evolutionary context. This includes an examination of the possible roles of Prestin and FoxP2 genes and various anatomical features affecting bat vocalizations. We introduce recent work on the role of noseleafs, ears, and other facial components on the focusing of sound and collection of echoes. ​

Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
Animal Physiology

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