#1-01: Behavior & sensory ecology

Organizers: Takeshi SUZUKI, Takeshi KOJIMA


Many animals are capable of discriminating various physical and chemical cues. This form of sensory perception often plays a key role in ecological adaptations, and such behavioral responses have long attracted considerable attention as some of the most dynamic aspects of an animal’s phenotype. Mites and ticks also utilize such cues for foraging, mating, exhibiting attacking behaviors, etc. The recent rapid development of digital cameras and their control technologies has enabled detailed analyses of behavioral responses even in tiny mites and ticks. This symposium will show the latest interesting findings on their behavioral responses.