Chapter 1 Outline


Why Study Animal Communication?

  • Do animals communicate?
  • Diversity and principles

Cues, Signals, and Signal Evolution

  • Cues
  • Signals
  • Signal evolution

Principles and Animal Communication

Principles of Evolutionary Biology

Classifying Communication Systems

  • Classifying by preadaptation, modality, and medium
  • Classifying by informational focus
  • Classification by honesty guarantees
  • Classification by context
  • Cross-classifications

The Signaling Sequence

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