AVA Animal Vision Meeting at University of Cambridge

23 Sep 2008 archived

University of Cambridge, Department of Zoology Museum 
Tuesday 23rd September 2008

Animal Camouflage: Questions, Answers and New Directions
Programme
The meeting will be held in the Department of Zoology Museum, and will comprise a series of discussions and talks about current issues regarding animal camouflage and vision.

10:00 Arrival, Registration, & Coffee

Morning Session
10:45: Introduction (Martin Stevens)

11:00: Discussion Session 1: What is crypsis? (Graeme Ruxton)

11:45: Discussion Session 2: Effects of light environment on camouflage against textured surfaces (Patrick Green, Jiri Filip, Alasdair Clarke, Mike Chantler)

12:15: Discussion Session 3: Vision in a nocturnal predator: the barn owl (Wolf Harmening, Katrin Goebbels, Julius Orlowski, Petra Nikolay, and Hermann Wagner)

12:45-14:00: Lunch & Posters

Afternoon Session 1
14:00: Short Talk 1: Behaviourally-mediated crypsis in two nocturnal moths with contrasting appearance (Richard Webster, Alison Callahan, Jean-Guy Godin & Thomas Sherratt)

14:20: Short Talk 2: Why do cryptic animals keep still? (Christos Ioannou, Graeme Ruxton & Jens Krause)

14:40: Short Talk 3: An investigation into the effects of varying orientation of axes of symmetry on the detection time of cryptic targets (Sorcha Mc Ginty)

15:00: Discussion Session 4: Symmetry and Camouflage (Innes Cuthill)

15:45-16:15: Coffee & Posters

Afternoon Session 2
16:15: Short Talk 4: Perception of edges and visual texture in the camouflage of cuttlefish (Sarah Zylinski & Daniel Osorio)

16:35: Short Talk 5: Background complexity, prey pattern regularity and prey detection (Marina Dimitrova & Sami Merilaita)

16:55: Short Talk 6: Why are distractors distracting? (Emma Howell, Tom Troscianko & Innes Cuthill)

17:15: Discussion Session 5: Figure-Ground & Visual Search (Tom Troscianko)

18:00-19:00: Wine Reception

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