Avian Migration

Avian Migration

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The reader of this comprehensive presentation benefits from an outstanding overview of all aspects of the fascinating phenomenon of bird migration. The book is written by leading experts from around the world. The text summarizes reviews and discussions of the most recent hypotheses. In doing so, it covers the entire research field from phenomenology through to ecology, physiology, control mechanisms, orientation, evolutionary aspects and conservation measures. It also examines the most modern methodological approaches including, satellite trakcking, molecular techniques or stable isotope investigations and envisages forthcoming developments in the course of global warming.By testing such predictions, one also implicitly tests the validity of flight- mechanical theory. Pennycuicka#39;s (1978) paper was directly addressed to field ornithologists interested in bird flight to design experiments to test the theory. ... update the list of predictions, and so this chapter could serve as a guide to those interested in finding further relevant research problems. 2. Flight. Mechanical. Foundations. for. Bird. Flight. The basis for deriving predictions about bird flight is the so-calledanbsp;...

Title:Avian Migration
Author: Peter Berthold, Edith Sonnenschein
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2003-05-22

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