Cognitive Ecology of Pollination: Animal Behaviour and Floral Evolution
Important breakthroughs have recently been made in our understanding of the cognitive and sensory abilities of pollinators: how pollinators perceive, memorise and react to floral signals and rewards; how they work flowers, move among inflorescences and transport pollen. These new findings have obvious implications for the evolution of floral display and diversity, but most existing publications are scattered across a wide range of journals in very different research traditions. This book brings together for the first time outstanding scholars from many different fields of pollination biology, integrating the work of neuroethologists and evolutionary ecologists to present a multi-disciplinary approach. Aimed at graduates and researchers of behavioural and pollination ecology, plant evolutionary biology and neuroethology, it will also be a useful source of information for anyone interested in a modern view of cognitive and sensory ecology, pollination and floral evolution.
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2 Behavioral and neural mechanisms of learning and memory as determinants of flower constancy
3 Subjective evaluation and choice behavior by nectarand pollencollecting bees
from detection to closeup recognition
5 Floral scent olfaction and scentdriven foraging behavior
6 Adaptation constraint and chance in the evolution of flower color and pollinator color vision
7 Foraging and spatial learning in hummingbirds
foraging energetics and floral adaptations
when does it matter?
11 Effects of predation risk on pollinators and plants
12 Pollinator preference frequency dependence and floral evolution
causes and consequences
14 Behavioral responses of pollinators to variation in floral display size and their influences on the evolution of floral
15 The effects of floral design and display on pollinator economics and pollen dispersal
looking beyond the ethological isolation paradigm
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