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Animal Movement Across Scales

Adopts a broad, cross-taxonomic approach to animal movement across both temporal and spatial scales
Addresses how and why animals move, and in what ways they differ in their locomotion and navigation performance
Synthesizes our current knowledge of the genetics of movement/migration, including gene flow and local adaptations
Provides a future perspective on how patterns of animal migration may change over time, together with the potential evolutionary consequences

By: Lars-Anders Hansson (Editor), Susanne Åkesson (Editor)

285 pages, 6 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 2014 | #213222 | ISBN-13: 9780199677191
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About this book

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 to global. 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, Animal Movement Across Scales synthesizes 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 the movement 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 and use to a broader audience of professional biologists interested in animal movements and migrations.

"Readers wishing for an up-to-date overview on the science of animal movement [...] will be [...] served by Animal Movement across Spatial Scales. This collection of multi-authored chapters has been curated and lead by scientists from the Centre for Animal Movement Research at Lund University, a world-renowned centre of research on migration and related topics. The 14 chapters are distributed across three sections, namely: Large-Scale Patterns of Movement; Movement Strategies and Adaptations; and The Mechanisms and Codes of Navigation and Movement. They cover fascinating topics ranging from global patterns of migration across taxa and dispersal in agricultural landscapes, through the role of individual personality and flexibility of behaviour in movement strategies to more mechanistic topics such as the sensory cues used in animal navigation, the genetics of migration and the physics of animal locomotion. Although a science text, the book is written in an accessible style and laid out suitably so that any scientifically literate reader interested in the subject should be able to share in the excitement of this rapidly developing field without undue effort. [...] thoroughly recommended [...]."
- Chris Hewson, BTO book reviews


Contents

1: An Introduction to Animal Movement
2: Patterns of Animal Migration
3: Movement and Migration in a Changing World
4: Beyond Dispersal: The Role of Animal Movement in Modern Agricultural Landscapes
5: Migration and Flight Strategies in Animals: New Insights from Tracking Migratory Journeys
6: Individuality in Movement: The Role of Animal Personality
7: Dispersal and Phenotypic Plasticity
8: Pathogens and Hosts on the Move
9: Animal Navigation
10: Sensory Mechanisms of Animal Orientation and Navigation
11: Movements in the Olfactory Landscape
12: The Genetics of Migration
13: The Physics of Animal Locomotion
14: A Synthesis of Animal Movement Across Scales


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Biography

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 Åkesson teaches evolutionary animal ecology and ornithology at Lund University. In 2005 she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation (FRIN) and since 2008 has been the coordinator of the Linneaus program Centre for Animal Movement Research (CAnMove) at Lund University financed by a ten year grant from the Swedish Research Council and Lund University.


Contributors:
Åkesson, Susanne, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Bensch, Staffan, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Birkhofer, Klaus, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Boström, Jannika, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Brönmark, Christer, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Chapman, Ben, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Clough, Yann, Center for Environmental and Climate Change, Lund Unv., Sweden
Ekroos, Johan, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Hansson, Lars-Anders, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Hasselquist, Dennis, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Hedenström, Anders, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Hollander, Johan, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Hulthén, Kaj, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Johansson, Christoffer, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Jonzen, Niclas, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Klaassen, Marcel, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Liedvogel, Miriam, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Lindström, Åke, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Löfstedt, Chrsiter, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Lundberg, Max, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Muheim, Rachel, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Muijres, Florian, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Nilsson, Jan-Åke, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
O´Connor, Emily, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Olsson, Ola, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Råberg, Lars, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Rundlöv, Maj, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Sehgal, Ravinder, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Smith, Henrik, Institute of Biology & Center for Environmental and Climate Change Lund University, Sweden
Strandh, Maria, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Svensson, Erik, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Svensson, Glenn, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Tesson, Sylvie, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Verzijden, Machteld, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Wallenreuther, Maren, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
Westerdahl, Helena, Institute of Biology, Lund University, Sweden

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