A synthesis of animal movement across scales

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This chapter aims at synthesizing the knowledge presented in the chapters of the book’s three sections by addressing evolutionary compromises, dispersal, gene flow, and assisted movements. How climate change and other environmental changes at different scales may affect animal movement, migration, and dispersal in the future are also summarized here. Moreover, how the different senses are utilized for navigation and orientation and how these may lead to different movement and migration patterns are also discussed. Finally, how the recent technical revolution has affected animal movement research is addressed and the view on future perspectives of animal movement research is also provided.


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  • Climate Research
  • Ecology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnimal Movement Across Scales
EditorsLars-Anders Hansson, Susanne Åkesson
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199677184
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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Henrik G. Smith, Klaus Birkhofer, Yann Clough, Johan Ekroos, Ola Olsson & Maj Rundlöf, 2014, Animal Movement Across Scales. Hansson, L-A. & Åkesson, S. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 51-70

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