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Population-level consequences of risky dispersal

Shaw, Allison; Jalasvuori, Matti; Kokko, Hanna


Achieving sufficient connectivity between populations is essential for persistence, but costs of dispersal may select against individual traits or behaviours that, if present, would improve connectivity. Existing dispersal models tend to ignore the multitude of risks to individuals: while many assess the effect of mortality costs, there is also a risk of failing to find new habitat, especially when the entire inhabitable area remains both small and fragmented. There are few known rules...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Oikos
DOI: 10.1111/oik.01229


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