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The extent of dispersive movement behaviour in Australian vertebrate animals, possible causes, and some implications for conservation

Gilmore, Sandy; Mackey, Brendan; Berry, Sandra Lee


We review categorizations of, and published evidence for, large-scale or dispersive movement in Australia's vertebrate fauna. For the purposes of this paper, dispersive movements are defined as any large scale movements, relative to an individual's territory or to the population breeding range. A continuum in dispersive behaviours can be recognized between regular annual migration and less regular more opportunistic and either more or less extensive re-colonization movements. We argue that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Conservation Biology


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