Animal Movement Across Scales

Paperback | September 21, 2014

EditorLars-Anders Hansson, Susanne Akesson

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Movement, dispersal, and migration on land, in the air, and in water, are pervading features of animal life. They are performed by a huge variety of organisms, from the smallest protozoans to the largest whales, and can extend over widely different distance scales, from the microscopic toglobal. Integrating the study of movement, dispersal, and migration is crucial for a detailed understanding of the spatial scale of adaptation, and for analysing the consequences of landscape and climate change as well as of invasive species. This novel book adopts a broad, cross-taxonomic approach to animal movement across both temporal and spatial scales, addressing how and why animals move, and in what ways they differ in their locomotion and navigation performance. Written by an integrated team of leading researchers, the booksynthesizes our current knowledge of the genetics of movement, including gene flow and local adaptations, whilst providing a future perspective on how patterns of animal migration may change over time together with their potential evolutionary consequences. Novel technologies for tracking themovement of organisms across scales are also discussed, ranging from satellite devices for tracking global migrations to nanotechnology that can follow animals only a millimetre in size. Animal Movement Across Scales is particularly suitable for graduate level students taking courses in spatial animal ecology, animal migration, and "movement ecology", as well as providing a source of fresh ideas and opinions for those already active within the field. It will also be of interest anduse to a broader audience of professional biologists interested in animal movements and migrations.

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Movement, dispersal, and migration on land, in the air, and in water, are pervading features of animal life. They are performed by a huge variety of organisms, from the smallest protozoans to the largest whales, and can extend over widely different distance scales, from the microscopic toglobal. Integrating the study of movement, dispe...

Lars-Anders Hansson teaches aquatic ecology at Lund University and also leads a team at the Centre for Animal Movement Research (CAnMove) which aims to develop techniques, such as nano-scaled tracers, to track individual micro-organisms such as zooplankton in order to answer key questions about migratory behaviour. Susanne Akesson teac...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:September 21, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199677190

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Animal Movement2. Patterns of Animal Migration3. Movement and Migration in a Changing World4. Beyond Dispersal: The Role of Animal Movement in Modern Agricultural Landscapes5. Migration and Flight Strategies in Animals: New Insights from Tracking Migratory Journeys6. Individuality in Movement: The Role of Animal Personality7. Dispersal and Phenotypic Plasticity8. Pathogens and Hosts on the Move9. Animal Navigation10. Sensory Mechanisms of Animal Orientation and Navigation11. Movements in the Olfactory Landscape12. The Genetics of Migration13. The Physics of Animal Locomotion14. A Synthesis of Animal Movement Across Scales