Visual Adaptations in Crustaceans: Chromatic, Developmental, and Temporal Aspects

Chapter Title

Visual Adaptations in Crustaceans: Chromatic, Developmental, and Temporal Aspects

Book Title

Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Shaun P. Collin, N. Justin Marshall

Description

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.

ISBN

0387955275

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Springer

City

New York

Keywords

Aquatic Ecology, Senses and Sensation

Disciplines

Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology