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By P. K. McGregor

ISBN-10: 0511111096

ISBN-13: 9780511111099

ISBN-10: 0521823617

ISBN-13: 9780521823616

Summarizing study growth and customers within the quickly increasing zone of animal communique networks, this e-book differs from different works on animal conversation since it covers a number of animal teams and kinds of sign. It additionally highlights learn on the interface with different disciplines (for instance, psychology and body structure) and is meant for researchers within the box, complex scholars and high-level undergraduates.

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We currently lack a clear theoretical framework within which to place the importance of social eavesdroppers in the evolution of signalling systems. As empirical studies continue to provide evidence that animals clearly have these capabilities, we eagerly await the emergence of models including eavesdroppers, such as those of Johnstone (2001) and Terry & Lachlan (Ch. 26); models that make clear predictions about where, how and when eavesdropping should occur. Acknowledgements I would like to thank the following people for providing discussion and comments that greatly improved both this chapter and my thoughts on communication networks: Pete McGregor, Thorsten Balsby, Torben Dabelsteen, Giuliano Matessi, Ricardo Matos, Denise Pope and Andy Terry.

Krebs, J. , Ashcroft, R. & van Orsdol, K. 1981. Song matching in the great tit, Parus major L. Animal Behaviour, 29, 918–923. Lloyd, J. E. & Wing, S. R. 1983. Nocturnal aerial predation of fireflies by light-seeking fireflies. Science, 222, 634–635. McGregor, P. K. 1993. Signalling in territorial systems: a context for individual identification, ranging and eavesdropping. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 340, 237–244. McGregor, P. K. & Dabelsteen, T. 1996. Communication networks.

D) Treatments used by McGregor et al. (2001) in which subjects witnessed two males (i) interacting across an empty divide into which the subject could not see (the real interaction) or (ii) apparently interacting but in fact interacting with males hidden from the subject (the apparent interaction). See text and cited references for more details of each experiment. 27 P1: JZZ/... P2: JZZ/... xml CU1917B/McGregor 28 0 521 582361 7 April 10, 2005 16:16 T. M. , 2001). , 1996). When the stranger lost to a known dominant, the witnessing individual was able to dominate this stranger subsequently on 50% of occasions.

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