Concluding remarks

David P. Hughes, Patrizia d'Ettorre

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As evidenced by this contributed volume communication is multifarious. It exists among organisms but also between cells and in networks, and even possesses inorganic properties as a result of collective organization. The approaches that can be adopted to study communication are similarly varied-from the mechanistic to the functional, and from cell biology to linguistics. This book has formulated the synthesis that this volume has achieved in a personal sociobiological view that encompasses both a reductionist and a systems biology view. The expanding toolbox with which to dissect mechanisms requires a robust interdisciplinary logic and sound theory to achieve the functional balance needed to make further progress in the evolutionary study of communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociobiology of Communication
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Perspective
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191712043
ISBN (Print)9780199216840
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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