Animal Migration, Orientation, and Navigation

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Sidney A. Gauthreaux
Academic Press, 1980 - Science - 387 pages
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Animal Migration, Orientation, and Navigation presents the various aspects of animal migration, including the evolution of migration, climatic and meteorological influences, and bioenergetics. This book discusses the physiological control, sensory systems, orientation and navigation, and biological clocks and phenology aspects of animal migration.

Organized into five chapters, this book begins with an overview of the migration strategies of animals in the context of a space continuum. This text then explains the influence of short- and long-term climatic cycles on the spectrum of migratory patterns in nature. Other chapters consider the energetic requirements of different migration strategies and the energy stores of the migrants. This book discusses as well the physiological basis of animal migration, with emphasis on endocrinal findings on the timing and energetic aspects of different migration strategies. The final chapter deals with the mechanisms used in direction finding by migrating animals.

This book is a valuable resource for biologists and ecologists.

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Contents

The Phenomenon of Migration and Some Problems of Definition
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The Vertical Migration of Plankton
5
The Dispersal of Planktonic Larvae
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Gauthreaux is with the Department of Zoology, College of Sciences at Clemson University.

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