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Animal Migration: A Synthesis

E.J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell, and Anthony R.E. Sinclair


This book takes a comparative, integrated view of migration, linking evolution with ecology and management, theory with empirical research, and embracing all the major migratory taxa (including humans). The scope extends beyond the target organism to consider the ecosystem-level dynamics of migration. Rather than simply reviewing the field of migration as it stands today, the book highlights the lacunae in our knowledge and understanding. The emphasis is on exciting new research avenues that are now opening up, whether because of advances in our understanding of migration as a biological pheno ... More

Keywords: migration, modelling, tracking technology, ecology, evolution, movement behaviour, comparative approach, resource uncertainty, spatial heterogeneity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199568994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E.J. Milner-Gulland, editor
Imperial College London, UK

John M. Fryxell, editor
University of Guelph, Canada

Anthony R.E. Sinclair, editor
University of British Columbia, Canada

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Chapter 1 Introduction

John M. Fryxell, E.J. Milner-Gulland, and Anthony R.E. Sinclair

Chapter 2 Understanding the evolution of migration through empirical examples

Katherine A. Cresswell, William H. Satterthwaite, and Gregory A. Sword

Chapter 4 Mechanistic principles of locomotion performance in migrating animals

Anders Hedenström, Melissa S. Bowlin, Ran Nathan, Bart A. Nolet, and Martin Wikelski

Chapter 5 Energy gain and use during animal migration

Nir Sapir, Patrick J. Butler, Anders Hedenström, and Martin Wikelski

Chapter 6 Cues and decision rules in animal migration

Silke Bauer, Bart A. Nolet, Jarl Giske, Jason W. Chapman, Susanne Åkesson, Anders Hedenström, and John M. Fryxell

Chapter 7 Uncertainty and predictability: the niches of migrants and nomads

Niclas Jonzén, Endre Knudsen, Robert D. Holt, and Bernt-Erik Sæther

Chapter 8 Migration quantified: constructing models and linking them with data

Luca Börger, Jason Matthiopoulos, Ricardo M. Holdo, Juan M. Morales, Iain Couzin, and Edward McCauley

Chapter 9 Migration impacts on communities and ecosystems: empirical evidence and theoretical insights

Ricardo M. Holdo, Robert D. Holt, Anthony R.E. Sinclair, Brendan J. Godley, and Simon Thirgood

Chapter 10 Pastoral migration: mobile systems of livestock husbandry

Roy H. Behnke, Maria E. Fernandez-Gimenez, Matthew D. Turner, and Florian Stammler

Chapter 11 Conservation and management of migratory species

Jennifer L. Shuter, Annette C. Broderick, David J. Agnew, Niclas Jonzén, Brendan J. Godley, E.J. Milner-Gulland, and Simon Thirgood.

Chapter 12 Conclusions

E.J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell, and Anthony R.E. Sinclair

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