Migration and Nomadism: Tracking Energy Sources

  • Harold Heatwole
Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)


A mobile animal has the advantage of being able to escape harsh conditions and seek out momentarily favourable sites (Riechert 1979; Farrow 1990). Nomadism is a strategy traditionally employed by desert tribes and their grazing domestic animals, and among wild animals is more characteristic of vertebrates, especially birds and large mammals, than it is of invertebrates. However, some desert invertebrates also track shifting environmental resources.


Oribatid Mite Desert Locust Gamasid Mite Migratory Locust Litter Moisture 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Heatwole
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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