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Predation can select for later and more synchronous arrival times in migrating species

Harts, Anna M. F.; Kristensen, Nadiah P.; Kokko, Hanna

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For migratory species, the timing of arrival at breeding grounds is an important determinant of fitness. Too early arrival at the breeding ground is associated with various costs, and we focus on one understudied cost: that migrants can experience a higher risk of predation if arriving earlier than the bulk of the breeding population. We show, using both a semi-analytic and simulation model, that predation can select for later arrival. This is because of safety in numbers: predation risk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/111417
Source: Oikos
DOI: 10.1111/oik.02973

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