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Animal migration : a synthesis

Author: E J Milner-Gulland; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford biology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Migration is a fascinating phenomenon that can contribute to the fundamental structuring of ecosystems. This seminal volume synthesises insights from both mathematical modelling and empirical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Milner-Gulland; et al
ISBN: 9780199568994 0199568995 9780199569007 0199569002
OCLC Number: 890734250
Description: 269 S : Ill.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; THEME 1: THE EVOLUTION OF MIGRATION ; 2. Understanding the evolution of migration through empirical examples ; 3. Theoretical reflections on the evolution of migration ; THEME 2: HOW TO MIGRATE ; 4. Mechanistic principles of locomotion performance in migrating animals ; 5. Energy gain and use during animal migration ; 6. Cues and Decision rules in animal migration ; THEME 3: MIGRATION IN TIME AND SPACE ; 7. Uncertainty and predictability: the niches of migrants and nomads ; 8. Migration quantified: Constructing models and linking them with data ; THEME 4: BROADER CONTEXTS ; 9. Migration impacts on communities and ecosystems: empirical evidence and theoretical insights ; 10. Pastoral migration: Mobile systems of animal husbandry ; 11. Conservation and management of migratory species ; 12. Conclusion ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford biology
Responsibility: ed. by E.J. Milner-Gulland ... [et al.].
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