Migration of Organisms

Climate. Geography. Ecology

Editors: Elewa, Ashraf M.T. (Ed.)

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In the common sense, migration is considered by many authors as a mechanism for avoiding unfavorable environments by moving to expectedly more auspicious locations at different times. In other terms, migration may represent the seasonal movement of organisms from place to place owing to the change in the environmental conditions. Consequently, two important questions arise to mind, why do some animals migrate? How would migration affect the gene pool? Whatever are the answers, the cost of migration is the power required to move to a different location and the high possibility of death as a result of this movement.

The editor presents a suitable collection of topics, to achieve the goal of this book, which is explaining the migration of organisms through many examples of different groups of marine and non-marine organisms, ranging from micro-invertebrates to large vertebrates (mammals), and focusing on several aspects that are not collected together.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Active migration and passive transport of marine organisms in the fossil record

    Richard A. Reyment

    Pages 7-24

  • Paleoecology and paleogeography of Eocene ostracod faunas from the Nile Valley between Minia and Maghagha, Upper Egypt

    Ashraf M. T. Elewa

    Pages 25-69

  • Insect migration and dispersal with emphasis on Mediterranean ecosystems

    Panos V. Petrakis, Anastasios Legakis

    Pages 85-126

  • Migration in amphibians and reptiles: An overview of patterns and orientation mechanisms in relation to life history strategies

    Anthony P. Russell, Aaron M. Bauer, Megan K. Johnson

    Pages 151-203

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration of Organisms
Book Subtitle
Climate. Geography. Ecology
Editors
  • Ashraf M.T. Elewa
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26604-4
DOI
10.1007/b137867
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-26603-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06591-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 332
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