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Parent-Offspring Conflict and the Evolution of Dispersal Distance

Starrfelt, Jostein; Kokko, Hanna

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Parent-offspring conflict emerges in many different contexts, but a rarely emphasized perspective is that of space as a resource that is allocated or acquired through dispersal. Early theoretical work has shown that there are different optima in rates ofdispersal between parents and offspring. Here we examine this principle when space is explicitly modeled and dispersal is achieved through a dispersal kernel. We find a consistent pattern that selection favors longer dispersal distances under...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60708
Source: The American Naturalist
DOI: 10.1086/648605

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