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Birds of Two Worlds

The Ecology and Evolution of Migration

edited by Russell Greenberg and Peter P. Marra

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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…

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.

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Birds of Two Worlds should be of value to anyone interested in the movement patterns of birds and other animals.

Collections strong in natural history, ecology, and bird behavior and lore will find Birds of Two Worlds an indispensable ornithological reference.

An important volume that will be of value to anyone interested in migratory birds and migration.

An important resource for professionals and serious birders.

This book will be of considerable interest to all those studying migrating passerines.

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11
Pages
488
ISBN
9780801881077
Illustration Description
9 halftones, 101 line drawings
Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Evolutions of Migration Systems
Chapter 1. The Paleoecology and Fossil History of Migratory Landbirds
Chapter 2. Molecular Approaches to the Evolution and

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Evolutions of Migration Systems
Chapter 1. The Paleoecology and Fossil History of Migratory Landbirds
Chapter 2. Molecular Approaches to the Evolution and Ecology of Migration
Chapter 3. Siberian Migratory Divides
Chapter 4. Inter- and Intrapopulation Migration Patterns
Chapter 5. Predicting Migratory Behavior in Landbirds
Part II: Adaptations for Two Worlds
Chapter 6. Migration Takes Guts
Chapter 7. To Be a Migrant
Chapter 8. Ecology and Demography of East-West Differences in Molt Scheduling of Neotropical Migrant Passerines
Chapter 9. Food Limitation Among Wintering Birds
Chapter 10. Behavioral and Cognitive Adaptations to Long-Distance Migrations
Part III: Biogeography
Chapter 11. Ecological and Biogeographical Aspects of the Distribution of Migrants Versus Residents in European and North American Forest Bird Communities
Chapter 12. Influence of Migrants on Temperate Bird Communities
Chapter 13. Old World Versus New World Long-Distance Migration in Accipiters, Buteos, and Falcons
Chapter 14. Seasonal Distribution and Ecology of South American Austral Migrant Flycatchers
Chapter 15. The Temporal and Spatial Structure of the Atmosphere and Its Influence on Bird Migration Strategies
Part IV: Connectivity
Chapter 16. The Importance of Understanding Migratory Connectivity and Seasonal Interactions
Chapter 17. Migrants and Their Parasites
Chapter 18. Molecular Genetic Approaches to Linking Breeding and Overwintering Areas in Five Neotropical Migrant Passerines
Chapter 19. Flying Fingerprints
Part V: Migration Itself
Chapter 20. Stopover Ecology of Intercontinental Migrants
Chapter 21. Fuel Storage Rates Before Northward Flights in Red Knots Worldwide
Chapter 22. Individual Migratory Tactics of New World Catharus Thrushes
Chapter 23. Hormones and Variation in Life History Strategies of Migratory and Nonmigratory Birds
Part VI: Behavioral Ecology
Chapter 24. Sex Roles in Migrants
Chapter 25. Spring Molt Constraints Versus Winter Territoriality
Chapter 26. Ecological Correlates of Wintering Social Systems in New World and Old World Migratory Passerines
Chapter 27. Correlated Evolution of Ecological Differences Among the Old World Lead Warblers in the Breeding and Nonbreeding Seasons
Part VII: Population Ecology
Chapter 28. Modeling Seasonal Interactions in the Population Dynamics of Migratory Birds
Chapter 29. Using Remote Sensing Data to Identify Migration and Wintering Areas and to Analyze Effects of Environmental Conditions on Migratory Birds
Chapter 30. How do Migration and Dispersal Interact?
Chapter 31. Does Winter Food Limit Populations of Migratory Birds?
Chapter 32. Long-Term Demographic Trends, Limiting Factors, and the Strength of Density Dependence in a Breeding Population of a Migratory Songbird
Chapter 33. The Renaissance of Migratory Bird Biology
Index

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