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Since its founding, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has pioneered unique capabilities for accessing the deep ocean and its inhabitants through focused peer relationships between scientists and engineers. This focus has enabled breakthroughs in our understanding of life in the sea, leading to fundamental advances in describing the biology and the ecology of open-ocean and deep-sea animals. David Packard’s founding principle was the application of technological advances to studying the deep ocean, in part because he recognized the critical importance of this habitat in a global context. Among other fields, MBARI’s science has benefited from applying novel methodologies in molecular biology and genetics, imaging systems, and in situ observations. These technologies have allowed MBARI’s bioluminescence and biodiversity laboratory and worldwide collaborators to address centuries-old questions related to the biodiversity, behavior, and bio-optical properties of organisms living in the water column, from the surface into the deep sea. Many of the most interesting of these phenomena are in the midwater domain—the vast region of ocean between the sunlit surface waters and the deep seafloor.

Visual ecology / Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, Justin Marshall, Eric J. Warrant
Disponible en línea: Visual ecology.
Cronin, Thomas W. (1945-) ; Johnsen, Sönke (coaut.) ; Marshall, N. Justin (coaut.) ; Warrant, Eric J. (coaut.) ;
Princeton : Princeton university Press , c2014
Clasificación: 573.88 / V5
Bibliotecas: Chetumal
SIBE Chetumal
ECO030008521 (Disponible)
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Visual ecology is the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. Visual Ecology provides the first up-to-date synthesis of the field to appear in more than three decades. Featuring some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the text, this comprehensive and accessible book begins by discussing the basic properties of light and the optical environment. It then looks at how photoreceptors intercept light and convert it to usable biological signals, how the pigments and cells of vision vary among animals, and how the properties of these components affect a given receptor's sensitivity to light. The book goes on to examine how eyes and photoreceptors become specialized for an array of visual tasks, such as navigation, evading prey, mate choice, and communication. A timely and much-needed resource for students and researchers alike, Visual Ecology also includes a glossary and a wealth of examples drawn from the full diversity of visual systems. The most up-to-date overview of visual ecology available Features some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the text Guides readers from the basic physics of light to the role of visual systems in animal behavior Includes a glossary and a wealth of real-world examples Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.


List of Illustrations
1 Introduction
2 Light and the Optical Environment
3 Visual Pigments and Photoreceptors
4 The Optical Building Blocks of Eyes
5 The Eye Designs of the Animal Kingdom
6 Spatial Vision
7 Color Vision
8 Polarization Vision
9 Vision in Attenuating Media
10 Motion Vision and Eye Movements
11 Vision in Dim Light
12 Visual Orientation and Navigation
13 Signals and Camouflage
General Index
Index of Names