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EcoscienceThis book will be of considerable interest to all those studying migrating passerines.
— Gilles Gauthier
For centuries biologists have tried to understand the underpinnings of avian migration: where birds go and why, why some migrate and some do not, how they adapt to a changing environment, and how migratory systems evolve. Twenty-five years ago the answers to many of these questions were addressed by a collection of migration experts in Keast and Morton's classic work Migrant Birds in the Neotropics. In 1992, Hagan and Johnston published a follow-up book, Ecology and Conservation...
For centuries biologists have tried to understand the underpinnings of avian migration: where birds go and why, why some migrate and some do not, how they adapt to a changing environment, and how migratory systems evolve. Twenty-five years ago the answers to many of these questions were addressed by a collection of migration experts in Keast and Morton's classic work Migrant Birds in the Neotropics. In 1992, Hagan and Johnston published a follow-up book, Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds.
In Birds of Two Worlds Russell Greenberg and Peter Marra bring together the world's experts on avian migration to discuss its ecology and evolution. The contributors move the discussion of migration to a global stage, looking at all avian migration systems and delving deeper into the evolutionary foundations of migratory behavior. Readers interested in the biology, behavior, ecology, and evolution of birds have waited a decade to see a worthy successor to the earlier classics. Birds of Two Worlds will complete the trilogy and become indispensable for ornithologists, evolutionary biologists, serious birders, and public and academic libraries.
Johns Hopkins University Press
— Gilles Gauthier
An important resource for professionals and serious birders.
Collections strong in natural history, ecology, and bird behavior and lore will find Birds of Two Worlds an indispensable ornithological reference.
— Ian Newton
— Jason Jones
Birds of Two Worlds should be of value to anyone interested in the movement patterns of birds and other animals.
An important volume that will be of value to anyone interested in migratory birds and migration.
This book will be of considerable interest to all those studying migrating passerines.
|Pt. 1||Evolution of migration systems|
|1||The paleoecology and fossil history of migratory landbirds||5|
|2||Molecular approaches to the evolution and ecology of migration||18|
|3||Siberian migratory divides : the role of seasonal migration in speciation||27|
|4||Inter- and intrapopulation migration patterns : ideas, evidence, and research priorities||41|
|5||Predicting migratory behavior in landbirds||53|
|Pt. 2||Adaptations for two worlds|
|6||Migration takes guts : digestive physiology of migratory birds and its ecological significance||67|
|7||To be a migrant : ecomorphological burdens and chances||79|
|8||Ecology and demography of east-west differences in molt scheduling of neotropical migrant passerines||87|
|9||Food limitation among wintering birds : a view from adaptive body mass models||106|
|10||Behavioral and cognitive adaptations to long-distance migration||114|
|11||Ecological and biogeographical aspects of the distribution of migrants versus residents in European and North American forest bird communities||131|
|12||Influence of migrants of temperate bird communities : a macroecological approach||143|
|13||Old world versus new world long-distance migration in accipiters, buteos, and falcons : the interplay of migration ability and global biogeography||154|
|14||Seasonal distribution and ecology of South American austral migrant flycatchers||168|
|15||The temporal and spatial structure of the atmosphere and its influence on bird migration strategies||182|
|16||The importance of understanding migratory connectivity and seasonal interactions||199|
|17||Migrants and their parasites : a bridge between two worlds||210|
|18||Molecular genetic approaches to linking breeding and overwintering areas in five neotropical migrant passerines||222|
|19||Flying fingerprints : making connections with stable isotopes and trace elements||235|
|Pt. 5||Migration itself|
|20||Stopover ecology of intercontinental migrants : en route problems and consequences for reproductive performance||251|
|21||Fuel storage rates before northward flights in red knots worldwide : facing the severest ecological constraint in tropical intertidal environments?||262|
|22||Individual migratory tactics of new world catharus thrushes : current knowledge and future tracking options from space||274|
|23||Hormones and variation in life history strategies of migratory and nonmigratory birds||290|
|Pt. 6||Behavioral ecology|
|24||Sex roles in migrants : extra-pair mating systems and winter social systems||307|
|25||Spring molt constraints versus winter territoriality : is conspicuous winter coloration maladaptive?||321|
|26||Ecological correlates of wintering social systems in new world and old world migratory passerines||336|
|27||Correlated evolution of ecological differences among the old world leaf warblers in the breeding and nonbreeding seasons||359|
|Pt. 7||Population ecology|
|28||Modeling seasonal interactions in the population dynamics of migratory birds||375|
|29||Using remote sensing data to identify migration and wintering areas and to analyze effects of environmental conditions on migratory birds||390|
|30||How do migration and dispersal interact?||401|
|31||Does winter food limit populations of migratory birds?||414|
|32||Long-term demographic trends, limiting factors, and the strength of density dependence in a breeding population of a migratory songbird||426|
|33||The renaissance of migratory bird biology : a synthesis||437|