This is the first modern textbook of sensory ecology. It provides an introduction to the key ideas, theories, and examples, describes how sensory systems work, and explores the links between the senses, animal signals, behaviour, and evolution. The book also tackles mechanistic and functional questions, integrating theoretical and empirical work.
Martin Stevens is a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, based in the Centre for Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter. His research focuses on sensory ecology and behaviour, especially animal coloration and vision, across a wide range of organisms. His work has covered animal colour and spatial vision, anti-predator markings, brood parasitism and cuckoos, and sexual signals and vision in primates. He did his PhD at the University of Bristol on animal camouflage and bird vision, and has published over 40 scientific manuscripts.