Animal Migration: A Synthesis by E.J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell and Anthony R.E. Sinclair
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0199568995 , 0199569002 | ISBN-13: 9780199568994 , 9780199569007 | 304 pages | PDF | 3,6 MB
Despite the wealth of natural historical research conducted on migration over decades, there is still a dearth of hypothesis-driven studies that fully integrate theory and empirical analyses to understand the causes and consequences of migration, and a taxonomic bias towards birds in much migration research.
This book takes a comparative, integrated view of animal migration, linking evolution with ecology and management, theory with empirical research, and embracing all the major migratory taxa (including human pastoralists). The scope extends beyond the target organism to consider the ecosystem-level dynamics of migration. The emphasis is on exciting new research avenues that are now opening up, whether due to advances in our understanding of migration as a biological phenomenon or through the availability of a range of new technologies.