Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Movement ecology: special feature

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol.105 (Dec 9, 2008)
" This Special Feature aims at gearing up the process for movement ecology. There is a growing recognition of the need to understand and predict movement processes driving biological invasions, the spread of pests and diseases, and the persistence of local populations and entire species in light of ongoing global environmental changes. Combined with drastic improvements in our ability to track and analyze movement, it is hoped that movement ecology will pave the way for developing a unified theory of organismal movement."