Migration : The Biology of Life on the Move: The Biology of Life on the Move (Google eBook)
Davis Hugh Dingle Professor in the Department of Entomology and Center for Population Biology University of California
Oxford University Press, Jan 18, 1996 - Nature - 480 pages
Migration is one of the most fascinating and dramatic of all animal behaviors. Historically, however, the study of migration has been fragmented, with ornithologists, entomologists, and marine biologists paying little attention to work outside their own fields. This treatment of the subject shows how comparisons across taxa can in fact illuminate migratory life cycles and the relation of migration to other movements. The book thus takes an integrated ecological perspective, focusing on migration as a biological phenomenon. The work is divided into four parts, each with a brief introductory section. Part I defines migration, gives examples, and places migration in the spectrum of movement behaviors, concluding with a chapter on methods for its study. Part II focuses on proximate mechanisms, including physiology and morphology (and the constraints associated with them), the interactions between migration and wind and current patterns, and the various orientation and navigation mechanisms by which migrants find their way about. Part III on the evolution of migratory life histories addresses the evolutionary and ecological basis for migration and the roles of migration not only in the lives of organisms, but also in the ecological communities in which they live. Part IV is devoted to a brief consideration of migration and its relation to pest management and conservation. As a major contribution to a vital subject, this work will be valued by all researchers and students in the field of animal behavior, ecology, and zoology.
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Migration to Special Habitats
Migration under Ephemeral Conditions
Behavioral and LifeHistory Variability in Migration
Polymorphisms and Polyphenisms
Evolutionary Genetics of Migration
Applications and Implications
Migration and Pest Management
Migration and Conservation
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Page 428 - The relation between migration-rate and type of habitat in aquatic insects, with special reference to certain species of Corixidae.
Page 429 - Life History variations in populations of American shad, Alosa sapidissima (Wilson), spawning in tributaries of the St. John River, New Brunswick. J. Fish Biol.: 595-609.
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