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 exclusively within their own field. This criticial treatment of the subject makes comparisons across taxa and looks at migratory life cycles and the relation of migration to other movements. This is an integrated ecological perspective which focuses on migration and a biological phenomenon.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 31.5mm | 875.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195097238
  • 9780195097238

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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 the book is written in a highly readable style, and the author deals with the breadth and theoretical basis to his subject extremely clearly. ... written in an uncomplicated style and could be understood by anyone with a serious interest in knowing more about the biological basis to migration. Glasgow Naturalist, vol.23, part 2, May 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 Pageshow more

About Hugh Dingle

Hugh Dingle is Professor in the Department of Entomology and Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis. He is past President of the Animal Behavior Society and has a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Mihigan. After postdoctoral research at Cambridge and Michigan, Dingle went to the University of Iowa in 1964, moving to Davis in 1982. He has conducted research on migration in Kenya, Thailand, Australia, the Caribbean, and North America.show more

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 ; Referencesshow more

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