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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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Patterns of animal migration

Patterns of animal migration

(p.11) Chapter 2 Patterns of animal migration
Animal Movement Across Scales

Ben B. Chapman

Kaj Hulthén

Maren Wellenreuther

Lars-Anders Hansson

Jan-Åke Nilsson

Christer Brönmark

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the variety of migratory movements that can occur, and how they are thought to have evolved. Migratory behaviours vary across taxa, in spatial and temporal scale in addition to the mode of locomotion, yet it is clear that migration is a commonly evolved response to predictable changes to the environment. Migratory variation has been reported within species, and even within populations, a phenomenon known as partial migration. Partial migration is ultimately a form of differential migration, in which individuals differ in migratory traits such as timing, destination, and propensity, and the various hypotheses to explain these patterns are discussed. Migration occurs across a wide array of temporal scales, and can even be a transgenerational process. Spatial patterns of migration, as well as diadromous migrations across the freshwater–saline interface, latitudinal trends, and altitudinal migrations, are delved into. Finally, how global change has influenced migratory patterns is examined.

Keywords:   partial migration, differential migration, diel vertical migration, seasonal migration, semelparous migration, transgenerational migration, diadromy, altitudinal migration

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