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Title: The geometry of colour
Author: Wilkins, Lucas
ISNI:       0000 0004 2735 3498
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis explores the geometric description of animal colour vision. It examines the relationship of colour spaces to behavior and to physiology. I provide a derivation of, and explore the limits of, geometric spaces derived from the notion of risk and uncertainty aversion as well as the geometric objects that enumerate the variety of achievable colours. Using these principles I go on to explore evolutionary questions concerning colourfulness, such as aposematism, mimicry and the idea of aesthetic preference.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QL0750 Animal behaviour