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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


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


Spring Transient 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/9780231146784.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the avian migrant's spring transient period, which begins with departure from the wintering area and ends with arrival at the breeding area. The emphasis is on the ... 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


Rossitten: Moving Birds

Raf de Bont

in Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226141879
eISBN:
9780226141909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141909.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyses the scientific practices involved in the study of a highly mobile research object: birds. More in particular it studies the transformation in bird study brought about by the ... More


Evolution in the Arctic

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter demonstrates that the Arctic is not an evolutionary freezer. The fauna and flora show much variation both within and between species. The driving force that creates biological diversity, ... More


Human interactions with migration

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses four important ways in which human and migrant ecology interact. The first is the impact of migrant agricultural pests, especially locusts. Various monitoring and pest ... More


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