Cognitive Ecology of Pollination: Animal Behaviour and Floral Evolution

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Lars Chittka, James D. Thomson
Cambridge University Press, 28 may 2001 - 344 páginas
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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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1The effect of variation among floral traits on the flower constancy of pollinators
1
2 Behavioral and neural mechanisms of learning and memory as determinants of flower constancy
21
3 Subjective evaluation and choice behavior by nectarand pollencollecting bees
41
from detection to closeup recognition
61
5 Floral scent olfaction and scentdriven foraging behavior
83
6 Adaptation constraint and chance in the evolution of flower color and pollinator color vision
106
7 Foraging and spatial learning in hummingbirds
127
foraging energetics and floral adaptations
148
when does it matter?
191
11 Effects of predation risk on pollinators and plants
214
12 Pollinator preference frequency dependence and floral evolution
237
causes and consequences
259
14 Behavioral responses of pollinators to variation in floral display size and their influences on the evolution of floral
274
15 The effects of floral design and display on pollinator economics and pollen dispersal
297
looking beyond the ethological isolation paradigm
318
Index
337

beetles flies moths and butterflies
171

Términos y frases comunes

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