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How Enemies Shape Communication Systems: Sensory Strategies of Prey to Avoid Eavesdropping Predators and Parasites

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Eavesdropping predators impose strong selective pressure on prey communication systems. Signalers have evolved numerous anti-predator strategies to mitigate the tradeoff between predator detection and conspecific communication. Knowledge of anti-predatory strategies in the context of communication is needed to recognize patterns of strategies to solve this trade-off and ultimately understand the evolution of communication systems. Antagonistic selection from predators on their prey’s communication system can modulate signaling strategies, shape signal structure and affect population dynamics. Drawing on diverse research from a range of taxa and sensory modalities, our symposium combines the expertise of established researchers with new perspectives in the field. We cover a range of research, drawing on both traditional and cutting-edge experimental approaches, as well as conceptual studies that synthesize research to date and shed light on the future directions of the field. Ultimately the aim of this Research Topic is to develop a framework that integrates the strategies used by signalers to communicate under the pressure imposed by eavesdropping predators and parasites


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Eavesdropping predators impose strong selective pressure on prey communication systems. Signalers have evolved numerous anti-predator strategies to mitigate the tradeoff between predator detection and conspecific communication. Knowledge of anti-predatory strategies in the context of communication is needed to recognize patterns of strategies to solve this trade-off and ultimately understand the evolution of communication systems. Antagonistic selection from predators on their prey’s communication system can modulate signaling strategies, shape signal structure and affect population dynamics. Drawing on diverse research from a range of taxa and sensory modalities, our symposium combines the expertise of established researchers with new perspectives in the field. We cover a range of research, drawing on both traditional and cutting-edge experimental approaches, as well as conceptual studies that synthesize research to date and shed light on the future directions of the field. Ultimately the aim of this Research Topic is to develop a framework that integrates the strategies used by signalers to communicate under the pressure imposed by eavesdropping predators and parasites


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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