The increased awareness that substrate vibrations are an ancient and widespread form of animal communication, as well as that vibration receptors are ubiquitous in organisms, lead to the establishment of biotremology as discipline of study of vibrational behaviour. Following official recognition, the scope of biotremological studies increased enormously.
The evolution of vibrational communication did not involve only an emitter-receiver dyad and did not take place on the vibration-damped table in a sound-proof room in the laboratory. It took place in a complex natural vibrational environment that is hidden to unaided human senses and viewing vibrational communication in a more ecological context open many important research questions that will change our perception and understanding of the world around us.
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