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Animal Movement Across Scales$
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Lars-Anders Hansson and Susanne Åkesson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677184

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677184.001.0001

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An introduction to animal movement

An introduction to animal movement

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(p.1) Chapter 1 An introduction to animal movement
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Animal Movement Across Scales
Author(s):
Lars-Anders Hansson, Susanne Åkesson
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677184.003.0001

This chapter introduces the book and puts it into the context of how animals move by addressing different modes of movement, from sedentary to highly mobile organisms. The chapter also addresses costs and benefits of being mobile, as well as how energy can be translocated, both at the individual level and in an evolutionary perspective, in order to optimize the performance. The introductory chapter also provides an overview of the different sections of the book: chapters 2–4 discuss large-scale patterns of movement; chapters 5–8 look at movement strategies and adaptations; and chapters 9–13 examine the mechanisms and codes of navigations and movement.

Keywords:   animal movement, migration, costs, benefits, sedentary, mobile, motile

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