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Animal Movement Across Scales

Lars-Anders Hansson and Susanne Åkesson


This book takes a broad approach to animal movement across both temporal and spatial scales. Movement and migration on land, in the air, and in water are pervading features of animal life—from the smallest protozoans to the largest whales—and can extend from millimetres to global scale. Research into animal movement ecology is now entering a new era with the development of novel molecular, electronic, and technical methods that make it possible to analyse the movements of individual animals under complex environmental conditions that determine the evolution of movement habits. This book addres ... More

Keywords: animal movement, migration, dispersal, evolution, genetics, optimization, spatiotemporal scale

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199677184
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lars-Anders Hansson, editor
Professor of Aquatic Ecology, Lund University

Susanne Åkesson, editor
Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, Lund University

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Chapter 1 An introduction to animal movement

Lars-Anders Hansson and Susanne Åkesson

Chapter 2 Patterns of animal migration

Ben B. Chapman, Kaj Hulthén, Maren Wellenreuther, Lars-Anders Hansson, Jan-Åke Nilsson, and Christer Brönmark

Chapter 3 Movement and migration in a changing world

Åke Lindström, Ben B. Chapman, Niclas Jonzén, and Marcel Klaassen

Chapter 4 Beyond dispersal: the role of animal movement in modern agricultural landscapes

Henrik G. Smith, Klaus Birkhofer, Yann Clough, Johan Ekroos, Ola Olsson, and Maj Rundlöf

Chapter 6 Individuality in movement: the role of animal personality

Jan-Åke Nilsson, Christer Brönmark, Lars-Anders Hansson, and Ben B. Chapman

Chapter 7 Dispersal and phenotypic plasticity

Johan Hollander, Machteld Verzijden, Erik Svensson, and Christer Brönmark

Chapter 8 Pathogens and hosts on the move

Helena Westerdahl, Staffan Bensch, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Emily O´Connor, Ravinder Sehgal, Sylvie Tesson, and Dennis Hasselquist

Chapter 9 Animal navigation

Susanne Åkesson, Jannika Boström, Miriam Liedvogel, and Rachel Muheim

Chapter 10 Sensory mechanisms of animal orientation and navigation

Rachel Muheim, Jannika Boström, Susanne Åkesson, and Miriam Liedvogel

Chapter 11 Movements in the olfactory landscape

Glenn P. Svensson, Maria Strandh, and Christer Löfstedt

Chapter 12 The genetics of migration

Miriam Liedvogel and Max Lundberg (The authors contributed equally to this chapter)

Chapter 13 The physics of animal locomotion

Christoffer L. Johansson, Florian T. Muijres, and Anders Hedenström

Chapter 14 A synthesis of animal movement across scales

Lars-Anders Hansson, Susanne Åkesson, Christer Brönmark, Ben B. Chapman, Anders Hedenström, Johan Hollander, Christoffer Johansson, Miriam Liedvogel, Åke Lindström, Max Lundberg, Rachel Muheim, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Henrik G. Smith, Glenn P. Svensson, and Helena Westerdahl