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Animal migration : a synthesis

Author: E J Milner-Gulland; John M Fryxell; Anthony R E Sinclair
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
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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 research in order to generate a unified understanding of the mechanisms underlying migration
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Milner-Gulland; John M Fryxell; Anthony R E Sinclair
ISBN: 9780199568994 0199568995 9780199569007 0199569002
OCLC Number: 764540641
Description: ix, 269 s.
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
Responsibility: ed. by E. J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell and Anthony R. E. Sinclair
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