Avian Migration

  • Peter Berthold
  • Eberhard Gwinner
  • Edith Sonnenschein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Evolution of Migration, Genetics and Related Behavioural Aspects

  3. Physiology and Ecophysiology of Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Marilyn Ramenofsky, Renée Agatsuma, Melissa Barga, Rebecca Cameron, Jessica Harm, Meta Landys et al.
      Pages 97-111
  4. Morphological Adaptations, Moult, Patterns of Migration

  5. Strategies of Migration, Stopover Biology and Nutrition

  6. Modern Approaches, Techniques, Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr., Carroll G. Belser, Donald van Blaricom
      Pages 335-346
    3. Bruno Bruderer
      Pages 347-358
    4. Mark Fuller, Denver Holt, Linda Schueck
      Pages 359-366
    5. Francesco Bonadonna, Simon Benhamou, Pierre Jouventin
      Pages 367-377
    6. Chiara Marchetti, N. Emilio Baldaccini
      Pages 393-405
    7. Colin J. Bibby
      Pages 407-420
  7. Orientation and Flight

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Janette H. Fischer, Ursula Munro, John B. Phillips
      Pages 423-432
    3. Roswitha Wiltschko, Wolfgang Wiltschko
      Pages 433-456
    4. Verner P. Bingman, Cheri A. Budzynski, Arthur Voggenhuber
      Pages 457-469
    5. Anders Hedenström
      Pages 563-582
  8. Interdisciplinary Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. Yossi Leshem, Yoram Yom-Tov, Dan Alon, Judy Shamoun-Baranes
      Pages 585-599
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 601-610

About these proceedings


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Berthold
    • 1
  • Eberhard Gwinner
    • 2
  • Edith Sonnenschein
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Forschungsstelle für OrnithologieVogelwarte Radolfzell Schloss MoeggingenRadolfzellGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Forschungsstelle für OrnithologieAbteilung Biologische Rhytmen und VerhaltenAndechsGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07780-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05957-9
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