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Title Cognitive ecology of pollination : animal behavior and floral evolution / edited by Lars Chittka and James D. Thomson
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents The effect of variation among floral traits on the flower constancy of pollinators / Robert J. Gegear and Terence M. Laverty -- Behavioral and neural mechanisms of learning and memory as determinants of flower constancy / Randolf Menzel -- Subjective evaluation and choice behavior by nectar- and pollen-collecting bees / Keith D. Waddington -- Honeybee vision and floral displays: from detection to close-up recognition / Martin Giurfa and Miriam Lehrer -- Floral scent, olfaction, and scent-driven foraging behavior / Robert A. Raguso -- Adaptation, constraint, and chance in the evolution of flower color and pollinator color vision / Lars Chittka, Johannes Spaethe, Annette Schmidt, Anja Hickelsberger -- Foraging and spatial learning in hummingbirds / Susan D. Healy and T. Andrew Hurly -- Bats as pollinators: foraging energetics and floral adaptations / York Winter and Otto von Helversen -- Vision and learning in some neglected pollinators: beetles, flies, moths, and butterflies / Martha R. Weiss -- Pollinator individuality: when does it matter? / James D. Thomson and Lars Chittka -- Effects of predation risk on pollinators and plants / Reuven Dukas -- Pollinator preference, frequency dependence, and floral evolution / Ann Smithson -- Pollinator-mediated assortative mating: causes and consequences / Kristina Niovi Jones -- Behavioural responses of pollinators to variation in floral display size and their influences on the evolution of floral traits / Kazuharu Ohashi and Tetsukazu Yahara -- The effects of floral design and display on pollinator economics and pollen dispersal / Lawrence D. Harder, Neal M. Williams, Crispin Y. Jordan and William A. Nelson -- Pollinator behavior and plant speciation: looking beyond the "ethological isolation" paradigm / Nickolas M. Waser
Summary Recent advances have been made in our understanding of the cognitive and sensory abilities of pollinators and their consequences for floral evolution. This book integrates the work of evolutionary ecologists and neuroethologists to describe how pollinating animals have influenced the extraordinary variety of floral colour, form and scent in nature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Pollination.
Pollinators -- Ecophysiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Chittka, Lars, 1963-
Thomson, James D., 1950-
ISBN 0511040970 (electronic bk.)
0511046154 (electronic bk.)
0511542267 (electronic bk.)
9780511040979 (electronic bk.)
9780511046155 (electronic bk.)
9780511542268 (electronic bk.)