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The biology of color

Cuthill, Innes C.; Allen, William L.; Arbuckle, Kevin; Caspers, Barbara; Chaplin, George; Hauber, Mark E.; Hill, Geoffrey E.; Jablonski, Nina G.; Jiggins, Chris D. and Kelber, Almut LU , et al. (2017) In Science 357(6350).
Abstract

Coloration mediates the relationship between an organism and its environment in important ways, including social signaling, antipredator defenses, parasitic exploitation, thermoregulation, and protection from ultraviolet light, microbes, and abrasion. Methodological breakthroughs are accelerating knowledge of the processes underlying both the production of animal coloration and its perception, experiments are advancing understanding of mechanism and function, and measurements of color collected noninvasively and at a global scale are opening windows to evolutionary dynamics more generally. Here we provide a roadmap of these advances and identify hitherto unrecognized challenges for this multi- and interdisciplinary field.

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  abstract     = {<p>Coloration mediates the relationship between an organism and its environment in important ways, including social signaling, antipredator defenses, parasitic exploitation, thermoregulation, and protection from ultraviolet light, microbes, and abrasion. Methodological breakthroughs are accelerating knowledge of the processes underlying both the production of animal coloration and its perception, experiments are advancing understanding of mechanism and function, and measurements of color collected noninvasively and at a global scale are opening windows to evolutionary dynamics more generally. Here we provide a roadmap of these advances and identify hitherto unrecognized challenges for this multi- and interdisciplinary field.</p>},
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  author       = {Cuthill, Innes C. and Allen, William L. and Arbuckle, Kevin and Caspers, Barbara and Chaplin, George and Hauber, Mark E. and Hill, Geoffrey E. and Jablonski, Nina G. and Jiggins, Chris D. and Kelber, Almut and Mappes, Johanna and Marshall, Justin and Merrill, Richard and Osorio, Daniel and Prum, Richard and Roberts, Nicholas W. and Roulin, Alexandre and Rowland, Hannah M. and Sherratt, Thomas N. and Skelhorn, John and Speed, Michael P. and Stevens, Martin and Stoddard, Mary Caswell and Stuart-Fox, Devi and Talas, Laszlo and Tibbetts, Elizabeth and Caro, Tim},
  issn         = {0036-8075},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  number       = {6350},
  publisher    = {The American Association for the Advancement of Science},
  series       = {Science},
  title        = {The biology of color},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aan0221},
  volume       = {357},
  year         = {2017},
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