The Migration Ecology of Birds

Other | August 1, 2010

byNewton, Ian, Ian Newton

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This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more. Author, Ian Newton, reveals the extraordinary adaptability of birds to the variable and changing conditions across the globe, including current climate change. This adventurous book places emphasis on ecological aspects, which have received only scant attention in previous publications. Overall, the book provides the most thorough and in-depth appraisal of current information available, with abundant tables, maps and diagrams, and many new insights. Written in a clear and readable style, this book appeals not only to migration researchers in the field and Ornithologists, but to anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.

* Hot ecological aspects include: various types of bird movements, including dispersal and nomadism, and how they relate to food supplies and other external conditions
* Contains numerous tables, maps and diagrams, a glossary, and a bibliography of more than 2,700 references
* Written by an active researcher with a distinguished career in avian ecology, including migration research

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This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more. Auth...

Dr. Ian Newton is respected world-wide both as a biologist with a special interest and expertise in this subject and as a communicator. He is a seasoned and popular key note speaker at National and International meetings, and his talks are often the high point of conferences.Ian Newton was born and raised in north Derbyshire. He attend...

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Format:OtherDimensions:984 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080554830

ISBN - 13:9780080554839

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Table of Contents

PART 1: THE MIGRATORY PROCESS
PART 2: THE TIMING AND CONTROL OF MIGRATION
PART 3: LARGE SCALE MOVEMENT PATTERNS
PART 4: EVOLUTION OF MOVEMENT PATTERNS
PART 5: MIGRATION SYSTEMS AND POPULATION LIMITATION
Glossary
Bibliography
Index