Conservation Physiology of Animal Migrations
Foreword from the Editor-in-Chief:
Migration is a widespread phenomenon among many taxa. This complex behaviour enables animals to exploit a diversity of temporally productive and spatially discrete habitats used to accrue various fitness benefits (e.g., growth, reproduction, predator avoidance). Migrations are generally challenging and require a complex interplay among genetics, behaviour, physiology, biomechanics, and the environment. Global change is a potential threat to migrating animals (from individuals to species) and research is underway to understand how migration responds to modern challenges.
Focusing on behavioural and physiological aspects of migration can help to better understand, manage, and restore migratory populations. Here we highlight different physiological, behavioural, and mechanical aspects of animal migration that will help us to understand the interactions with current and future environmental changes.
- Conservation physiology of animal migration
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- A physiological comparison of three techniques for reviving sockeye salmon exposed to a severe capture stressor during upriver migration
- Optimal migration energetics of humpback whales and the implications of disturbance
- Stress physiology of migrant birds during stopover in natural and anthropogenic woodland habitats of the Northern Prairie region
- Toward a mechanistic understanding of animal migration: incorporating physiological measurements in the study of animal movement
- Local site variation in stopover physiology of migrating songbirds near the south shore of Lake Ontario is linked to fruit availability and quality