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Long-distance dispersal: A framework for hypothesis testing

Gillespie, Rosemary G.; Baldwin, Bruce G.; Waters, Jonathan; Nikula, Raisa; Roderick, George K.; Fraser, Ceridwen


Tests of hypotheses about the biogeographical consequences of long-distance dispersal have long eluded biologists, largely because of the rarity and presumed unpredictability of such events. Here, we examine data for terrestrial (including littoral) organisms in the Pacific to show that knowledge of dispersal by wind, birds and oceanic drift or rafting, coupled with information about the natural environment and biology of the organisms, can be used to generate broad biogeographic predictions....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.08.009


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