• Phillip B. Chilson
  • Winifred F. Frick
  • Jeffrey F. Kelly
  • Felix Liechti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Phillip B. Chilson, Winifred F. Frick, Jeffrey F. Kelly, Felix Liechti
      Pages 3-11
    3. J. K. Westbrook, R. S. Eyster
      Pages 13-45
    4. Robert H. Diehl, Anna C. Peterson, Rachel T. Bolus, Douglas H. Johnson
      Pages 47-69
    5. Renee Obringer, Gil Bohrer, Rolf Weinzierl, Somayeh Dodge, Jill Deppe, Michael Ward et al.
      Pages 71-86
    6. Susanne Jenni-Eiermann, Robert B. Srygley
      Pages 87-118
    7. Don R. Reynolds, Jason W. Chapman, V. Alistair Drake
      Pages 145-178
    8. Felix Liechti, Liam P. McGuire
      Pages 179-198
  3. Methods of Observation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. V. Alistair Drake, Bruno Bruderer
      Pages 201-237
    3. Margrit Betke, Tyson Hedrick, Diane Theriault
      Pages 239-257
    4. Eli S. Bridge, Jeremy D. Ross, Andrea J. Contina, Jeffrey F. Kelly
      Pages 259-275
    5. Phillip B. Chilson, Phillip M. Stepanian, Jeffrey F. Kelly
      Pages 277-309
    6. Eric Jacobsen, Valliappa Lakshmanan
      Pages 311-343
  4. Aeroecological Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Jeffrey J. Buler, Wylie C. Barrow Jr, Matthew E. Boone, Deanna K. Dawson, Robert H. Diehl, Frank R. Moore et al.
      Pages 347-378
    3. Winifred F. Frick, Jennifer J. Krauel, Kyle R. Broadfoot, Jeffrey F. Kelly, Phillip B. Chilson
      Pages 379-399
    4. Jeffrey F. Kelly, Kyle G. Horton, Phillip M. Stepanian, Kirsten de Beurs, Sandra Pletschet, Todd Fagin et al.
      Pages 401-425
    5. Jeremy D. Ross, Eli S. Bridge, Diann J. Prosser, John Y. Takekawa
      Pages 427-464
    6. Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Hans van Gasteren, Viola Ross-Smith
      Pages 465-497

About this book


This book consists of a diverse collection of chapters that seeks to broaden our fundamental understanding of the ecological function and biological importance of the Earth’s lower atmosphere, which provides a huge living space for billions of animals moving within and across continents. Their migration, dispersal and foraging activities connect water and land habitats within and across continents. Drawing upon the wide-ranging experience of the authors, the book takes an inherently interdisciplinary approach that serves to introduce the reader to the topic of aeroecology, frame some of the basic biological questions that can be addressed within the context of aeroecology, and highlight several existing and emerging technologies that are being used to promote aeroecological studies. The book begins with several background chapters, that provide introduction into such topics as atmospheric science, the concept of the habitat, animal physiology, and methods of navigation. It then continues with a broad discussion of observational methods available to and used by aeroecologists. Finally, several targeted examples of aeroecological studies are presented. Following the development of the chapters, the reader is provided with a unifying framework for investigating how the dynamic properties of meteorological conditions at local, regional, and global scales affect the organisms that depend on the air for foraging and movement. Material presented in the book should be of interest to anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of the aerosphere itself and the myriad airborne organisms that inhabit and depend upon this environment for their existence. The material should be accessible to a diverse set of readers at all stages of training and across a range of research expertise.


Aerofauna Air as Habitat Animal Migration Animal Tracking Animals in the Aerosphere Movement Ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Phillip B. Chilson
    • 1
  • Winifred F. Frick
    • 2
  • Jeffrey F. Kelly
    • 3
  • Felix Liechti
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Meteorology, Advanced Radar Research Laboratory, and Center for Autonomous Sensing and SamplingNormanUSA
  2. 2.Senior Director of Conservation Science, Bat Conservation InternationalAustinUSA
  3. 3.Oklahoma Biological SurveyUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  4. 4.Swiss Ornithological InstituteSempachSwitzerland

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