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Mimicry, Crypsis, Masquerade and other Adaptive Resemblances

ISBN: 978-1-118-93152-3
576 pages
August 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Deals with all aspects of adaptive resemblance

  • Full colour
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 INTRODUCTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MIMICRY SYSTEMS

2 CAMOUFLAGE: CRYPSIS AND DISRUPTIVE COLOURATION IN ANIMALS

3 CAMOUFLAGE: MASQUERADE

4 APOSEMATISM AND ITS EVOLUTION

5 ANTI-PREDATOR MIMICRY. I. MATHEMATICAL MODELS

6 ANTI-PREDATOR MIMICRY. II. EXPERIMENTAL TESTS

7 ANTI-PREDATOR MIMICRY. III. BATESIAN AND MULLERIAN EXAMPLES

8 ANTI-PREDATOR MIMICRY. ATTACK DEFLECTION, SCHOOLING, ETC.

9 ANTI-HERBIVORY DECEPTIONS

10 AGGRESSIVE DECEPTIONS

11 SEXUAL MIMICRIES IN ANIMALS (INCLUDING HUMANS)

12 REPRODUCTIVE MIMICRIES IN PLANTS

13 INTRA- AND INTERSPECIFIC COOPERATION, COMPETITION AND HIERARCHIES

14 ADAPTIVE RESEMBLANCES AND DISPERSAL: SEEDS, SPORES AND EGGS

15 MOLECULAR MIMICRY: PARASITES, PATHOGENS AND PLANTS

Extended glossary

References

Author index

General index

Taxonomic index

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Author Information

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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