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The application of 'least-cost' modelling as a functional landscape model
Costs of dispersal
- D. Bonte, H. Van Dyck, J. Travis
- Environmental ScienceBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 May 2012
The consequences of the presence and magnitude of different costs during different phases of the dispersal process, and their internal organisation through covariation with other life‐history traits are synthesised with respect to potential consequences for species conservation and the need for development of a new generation of spatial simulation models.
Density-dependent dispersal in birds and mammals
- E. Matthysen
- Environmental Science
- 1 June 2005
Both correlational and experimental studies support the existence of positive, rather than negative, density-dependent dispersal in birds and mammals.
Ecomorphological analysis of trophic niche partitioning in a tropical savannah bat community
- L. Aguirre, A. Herrel, R. Van Damme, E. Matthysen
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 June 2002
Comparisons of three species with highly specialized feeding habits with the rest of the species in the community indicate that specialization into these niches comes at the expense of bite performance and, hence, may result in a reduction of the trophic niche breadth.
Variable responses to large-scale climate change in European Parus populations
- E. Marcel, F. Adriaensen, D. Thomson
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 February 2003
It is shown that the phenological response to large–scale changes in spring temperature varies across a species' range, even between populations situated close to each other, and that this variation cannot be fully explained by variation in the temperature change during the pre– and post–laying periods, as recently suggested.
Multicausality of dispersal: a review
- E. Matthysen
- 27 September 2012
A comparison of microsatellite‐based pairwise relatedness estimators
This study investigated the performance (absolute and relative) of 10 marker‐based relatedness estimators using allele frequencies at microsatellite loci obtained from natural populations of two bird species and one mammal species and shows that there is no single best‐performing estimator.
Does matrix resistance influence Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris L. 1758) distribution in an urban landscape?
- G. Verbeylen, L. De Bruyn, F. Adriaensen, E. Matthysen
- Environmental ScienceLandscape Ecology
- 1 December 2003
In determining isolation effects in fragmented populations, the landscape matrix is not often considered. Usually simple distance measures are used to quantify degree of isolation. We tested the…
Establishment success of invasive ring‐necked and monk parakeets in Europe
The establishment success of ring-necked and monk parakeets was found to be positively associated with human population density, and, both in the native and in the introduced regions, parakeet occurrence was negatively correlated with the number of frost days, suggestingParakeets are more likely to establish in warmer and human-dominated areas.
The implications of food hardness for diet in bats
The combined data on bite forces and food hardness indicate that food hardness can both directly and indirectly limit dietary diversity in bats and that dietary specialization may potentially result in a decrease in trophic breadth for some species through its effect on bite performance.