Migration ecology focuses on the scientific study of animal migration. Important research questions concern the genetic basis of the migratory syndrome, what specific skills animals require for migration, how proximte and ultimate mechanisms alter the spatial and temporal distribution and abundance of migrating animals within the annual cycle, the interactions between animals and their biotic and abiotic environment, and how migrating animals influence energy and material cycles within and between ecosystems.
Innate migration behaviour
Flight and stopover ecology
Response to varying environmental conditions
Orientation and navigation
Spatial and temporal organization of migration
Ecological and evolutionary function of migration