Description

This latest volume in this series contains articles on Arachnid Physiology and Behaviour.The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future.

Key Features

  • Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
  • Discusses arachnid physiology and behavior
  • Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines

Readership

Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

The Sensory and Behavioural Biology of Whip Spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi)

1 Introduction

2 Whip spider sensory biology

3 Whip spider behavioural biology

4 Conclusions

Dynamic Population Structure and the Evolution of Spider Mating Systems

1 Introduction

2 Spider reproductive and life-history traits

3 Spatial variation

4 Temporal variation

5 Adaptations towards an uncertain world

6 Conclusions and future directions

Spider Cognition

1 Crossing the cognitive line

2 Paying attention

3 Perception

4 Communication

5 Cognition via chemistry

6 What is it like to be a spider?

The Form and Function of Spider Orb Webs

1 Introduction

2 Orb web function during prey capture

3 How costly are orb webs?

4 Plasticity and response to the environment

5 Beyond prey capture: orb webs as habitats

6 Evolution of orb webs

7 New horizons

Combined Index of Volumes 40 and 41

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124159426
Print ISBN:
9780124159198

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