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Animal migration : a synthesis

Animal migration : a synthesis

Author: E J Milner-Gulland; John M Fryxell; A R E Sinclair
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Despite the wealth of natural historical research conducted on migration over decades, there is still a dearth of hypothesis-driven studies that fully integrate theory and empirical analyses to understand the causes and consequences of migration, and a taxonomic bias towards birds in much migration research. This book takes a comparative, integrated view of animal migration, linking evolution with ecology and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Milner-Gulland; John M Fryxell; A R E Sinclair
ISBN: 9780199568994 0199568995 9780199569007 0199569002
OCLC Number: 656767531
Description: ix, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Understanding the evolution of migration through empirical examples / Katherine A. Cresswell, William H. Satterthwaite, and Gregory A. Sword --
Theoretical reflections on the evolution of migration / Robert D. Holt and John M. Fryxell --
Mechanistic principles of locomotion performance in migrating animals / Anders Hedenström [and others] --
Energy gain and use during animal migration / Nir Sapir [and others] --
Cues and decision rules in animal migration / Silke Bauer [and others] --
Uncertainty and predictability : the niches of migrants and nomads / Niclas Jonzén [and others] --
Migration quantified : constructing models and linking them with data / Luca Börger [and others] --
Migration impacts on communities and ecosystems : empirical evidence and theoretical insights / Ricardo M. Holdo [and others] --
Pastoral migration : mobile systems of animal husbandry / Roy H. Behnke [and others] --
Conservation and management of migratory species / Jennifer L. Shuter [and others].
Responsibility: edited by E.J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell, and Anthony R.E. Sinclair.


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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