384 pages, 43 line illus
An interdisciplinary textbook on animal dispersal, the movement of individual animals from a population in one location to another. Written by a team of eight authors, it offers an international perspective on this important biological phenomenon, and includes appendices on the design and analysis of experiments, and techniques of radiotelemetry and use of radioisotopes.
...it provides an introduction to the problems and potential significance of other animals' dispersal that is missing in other books...any student of dispersal will want this book on hand - BioScience; ...very useful for all researchers that have been studying and are planning to study problems concerning dispersal - Animal Behaviour; ...a detailed organic review of the main problems of animal dispersion. N C Stenseth and W Z Lidicker have done a praiseworthy job both as editors and authors - Ethology, Ecology and Evolution; ...this book especially useful for graduate students and others beginning research on dispersal...concise and well-organized reviews - The Quarterly Review of Biology; The book is obviously the product of a clear objective and careful planning. The mix of perspectives and styles of the two editors and the authors gives this book a dynamic and fascinating character. This collaboration by two individuals with different approaches and perspectives should provide a model for the field of small-mammal ecology. This book embodies a major advance in the study of animal dispersal. It would be outstanding material for a graduate seminar in ecology, ethology, or mammalogy, as it reveals a dynamic field at the apex of its vigor... this book is far more cohesive than typical conference proceedings. It provides fertile ground for graduate students and established researchers searching for new ideas. It is essential reading for small-mammal ecologists and strongly recommended for specialists on other taxa who are interested in dispersal.
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