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Published: 17 August 2018

304 Pages | Over 70 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199688678

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Avoiding Attack

The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Second Edition

Graeme D. Ruxton, William L. Allen, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

  • Provides a focused overview of the whole field of detection avoidance, linking it to other predatory sensory strategies and placing it within an eco-evolutionary context
  • Includes the latest developments in a rapidly moving and increasingly popular area of research and identifies emerging areas of future research
  • Expands and updates the most interesting and effective case studies in the first edition
  • Authored by leading specialists in the field

New to this Edition:

  • This new edition has been updated throughout, particularly in the application of modern genetic research techniques which have transformed our recent understanding of adaptations in evolutionary genomics and phylogenetics.
  • This new edition also employs a more integrated and systematic approach, ensuring that each chapter has a broader focus on the evolutionary and ecological consequences of anti-predator adaptation.

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