"This book is an ambitious and successful attempt to integrate mechanistic and functional aspects of communication and in so doing educate evolutionary biologists, physiologists, animal behaviorists, and psychologists about each other's work in this arena. Stevens is extraordinarily well read and knowledgeable. ... [E]ssential reading." --The Quarterly Review of Biology
About the Author
Martin Stevens is a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, based in the Centre for Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter. His research focuses on sensory ecology and behaviour, especially animal coloration and vision, across a wide range of organisms. His work has covered animal colour and spatial vision, anti-predator markings, brood parasitism and cuckoos, and sexual signals and vision in primates. He did his PhD at the University of Bristol on animal camouflage and bird vision, and has published over 40 scientific manuscripts.