Migration : The Biology of Life on the Move

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Migration is one of the most fascinating and dramatic of all animal behaviours. Historically, study of migration has been fragmented, with ornithologists, entomologists, and marine biologists working only within their own field. This critical synthetic treatment of the subject shows how comparisons across taxa can illuminate migratory life cycles and the relation of migration to other movements. The book takes an integrated ecological perspective to focus on migration as a biological phenomenon.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 160.5 x 239.8 x 35.3mm | 1,005.24g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195089626
  • 9780195089622

Table of contents

Part I: Migration and Methods for Its Study ; 1. A taxonomy of movement ; 2. Migration: A definition ; 3. Patterns in migratory journeys ; 4. Methods for studying migration ; Part II: Proximate Factors in Migration ; 5. Migration, winds, and currents ; 6. Physiology of migration ; 7. Biomechanical and bioenergetic constraints on migration ; 8. Orientation and navigation ; Part III. Migratory Life Histories and Their Evolution ; 9. Seasonal migration ; 10. Migration to special habitats ; 11. Migration under ephemeral conditions ; 12. Behavioral variability in migration ; 13. Polymorphisms and polyphenisms ; 14. Evolutionary genetics of migration ; Part IV. Applications and Implications ; 15. Migration and pest management ; 16. Migration and conservation ; Part V. Conclusions ; 17. Summing up and future directions ; References
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A broad ranging four part review of migration in organisms, from fungi and plants to higher vertebrates, written by an expert on insect movements. Stimulating and well-referenced. ASLIB Book Guide, Vol. 61, No. 11 (November 1996) As a major contribution to a vital subject, this work will be valued by all the researchers and students in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology, and zoology. Ethology, Ecology, Evolution 9:1997 This book is an extremely comprehensive review of movement biology. The sections are closely written and not easily dipped into but read well as a whole or through an initial consideration of the chapter synopses ... an excellent introduction to current ideas and concepts concerning the promotion and maintenance of a wide range of movement patterns. I recommend it to those who wish to have a broader understanding of migration than the movements of the Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea. Adam Smith, Ibis 1997 This book is an introduction and more to both the facts of migration, and also to the large body of discussion which has evolved around the subject. Dingle brings together a huge range of knowledge from a wide variety of fields to produce a fascinating new synthesis of migration. This work is well referenced and a pleasure to read, a highly commendable addition to any library. Highly Recommended. Gordon's Oxford University Press Review Page
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