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Photoperiodism: The Biological Calendar

Randy J. Nelson, David L. Denlinger, and David E. Somers (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335903
eISBN:
9780199775446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335903.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Life evolves in a cyclic environment, and to be successful, organisms must adapt not only to their spatial habitat, but also to their temporal habitat. How do plants and animals determine the time of ... More


ANNUAL CYCLE

Ted R. Anderson

in Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304114
eISBN:
9780199790012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Three different annual cycles in House Sparrows are described: temperate resident, subtropical resident, and temerpate migratory annual cycles. Photoperiodic control of the annual cycle is described, ... More


The relationship between environment, corticosterone, food caching, spatial memory, and the hippocampus in chickadees

Vladimir V. Pravosudov

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter reviews studies dealing with the relationship between environment, food caching, spatial memory, corticosterone, and the hippocampus in North American chickadees while providing ... More


Timing of Breeding

Tony D. Williams

in Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139821
eISBN:
9781400842797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139821.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter argues that the timing of the initiation of a single breeding event, or the initiation of the first of multiple breeding events within the same breeding season, is completely dependent ... More


Evolution and mechanisms of insect reproductive diapause: A plastic and pleiotropic life history syndrome

Paul S. Schmidt

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

States of arrested development and reproductive quiescence have widespread effects on life histories in many taxa. Insects that inhabit seasonal environments often express a diapause syndrome which ... More


Cues and decision rules in animal migration

Silke Bauer, Bart A. Nolet, Jarl Giske, Jason W. Chapman, Susanne Åkesson, Anders Hedenström, and John M. Fryxell

in Animal Migration: A Synthesis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568994
eISBN:
9780191774676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Animals face many challenges during migration, including ‘where to go’ and ‘when to go’, for which migrants derive relevant information from proximate external (environmental) and internal ... More


Photoperiodic Regulation of Estrogen-Dependent Aggression

Sarah A. Laredo and Brian C. Trainor

in Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841196
eISBN:
9780199979837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Steroid hormones, including estrogens, play an important role in regulating aggressive behaviors in many vertebrate species. Recent studies have demonstrated that the effects of estrogens on ... More


Physiology of 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/9780199640386.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the physiological basis for migratory activity across organism diversity. One of the keys to timing migration is photoperiod, which allows anticipation of environmental change, ... More


Geographic Variation and the Microevolution of Avian Migratory Behavior

Peter Berthold

in Geographic Variation in Behavior: Perspectives on Evolutionary Mechanisms

Published in print:
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195082951
eISBN:
9780197560440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195082951.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The study of migratory behavior is, at a fundamental level, the study of geographic variation in behavior. This is necessarily the case when residency grounds at either end of the migratory route ... More


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