Taxonomic diversity in the biology of migration1

Liam P. McGuire, Erin E. Fraser

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Migration is widespread across taxa and highly variable both within and among groups. There have been multiple efforts to synthesize migratory theory across groups and these frameworks benefit from the inclusion of diverse taxa. The objective of this partial series of the Canadian Journal of Zoology was to highlight taxonomic diversity in migration by featuring reviews of the current state of migration research in a range of taxa (freshwater fishes, mammals, and amphibians). This series provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the biology of migration among multiple taxa. The reviews include discussions of migration at both the individual and population levels, focusing on a range of topics including the evolution of migration, behavioural and physiological adaptations for migration, consequences of migration, and methods for modelling animal movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Zoology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Amphibians
  • Freshwater fish
  • Mammals
  • Migration
  • Review
  • Special issue
  • Taxonomic diversity


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