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Wintering Period

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the basic pattern of the avian migrant's wintering period as well as its principal variations. The “wintering period” is the nonbreeding portion of the life cycle in which the ... More


Migratory Birds and Pathogen Movement

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the role of avian migrants in the movement and spread of pathogens, with particular emphasis on West Nile virus (WNV) and avian influenza. Migratory birds can serve as hosts ... More


Breeding Period

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the breeding period in the avian migrant's annual cycle, from arrival on the breeding grounds to completion of reproductive activities. Arrival times naturally differ for ... More


The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

John Rappole

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual ... More


Evolution and Biogeography

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the evolution and biogeography of avian migrants. Theories on the origin of migration are generally assigned to one of two categories: “northern home” and “southern home.” ... More


Population Ecology

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the avian migrant's population ecology. The basic equation for population growth states that change in the population over time equals the birth or natality rate minus the ... More


Introduction

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores the key ecological, biological, physiological, navigational, and evolutionary aspects of migration as it occurs in birds. Using the structure of the annual cycle, it considers how ... More


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