Mimicry, Crypsis, Masquerade and other Adaptive Resemblances

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 2, 2017 - Science - 576 pages

Deals with all aspects of adaptive resemblance

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  • Covers everything from classic examples of Batesian, Mullerian, aggressive and sexual mimicries through to human behavioural and microbial molecular deceptions
  • Highlights areas where additonal work or specific exeprimentation could be fruitful
  • Includes, animals, plants, micro-organisms and humans
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Classification of Mimicry Systems
1
Crypsis and Disruptive Colouration in Animals
19
Masquerade
87
Chapter 4 Aposematism and its Evolution
103
Chapter 5 AntiPredator Mimicry I Mathematical Models
171
Chapter 6 Antipredator mimicry II Experimental tests
191
Chapter 7 Antipredator Mimicry III Batesian and Müllerian Examples
213
Chapter 8 Antipredator Mimicry Attack Deflection Schooling etc
259
Chapter 12 Reproductive mimicries in plants
371
Chapter 13 Intra and Interspecific Cooperation Competition and Hierarchies
399
Seeds Spores and Eggs
409
Parasites Pathogens and Plants
421
Extended glossary
429
References
445
Author index
515
General index
533

Chapter 9 Antiherbivory deceptions
289
Chapter 10 Aggressive deceptions
305
Chapter 11 Sexual Mimicries in Animals Including Humans
353

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About the author (2017)

Donald L.J. Quicke retired in 2013 to live in Thailand where he is a Visiting Professor at Chulalongkorn University. Hestudied zoology at Oxford University where he became especially interested in mimicry. In 1976 he travelled to Kenya to experience tropical biodiversity and more of the diversity of life and his work there on insect coloration fertilised his interests as well as on parasitoid wasps, another of his many passions. From then on he kept abreast of the increasingly experimental and theoretical developments in the field even though his academic research took him in diverse other directions. Having now retired he has been able devote his time, in addition to bird watching and butterfly photography, to synthesising and extending his interest in this topic. Mimicry, Crypsis, Masquerade and other Adaptive Resemblances is the result of this work.

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