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Dispersal behaviour in fragmented landscapes: Routine or special movements?
Dispersal is a key process in ecology, evolutionary and conservation biology. Studies like mark-release-recapture work, show patterns of movement, but do not provide insight into the behavioural.Expand
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Does flight morphology relate to flight performance? An experimental test with the butterfly **Pararge aegeria**
1. The relationship between maximal acceleration capacity and flight morphology was tested experimentally in the butterfly Pararge aegeria. Such relations are often assumed but seldom tested. 2. InExpand
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Towards a functional resource-based concept for habitat: a butterfly biology viewpoint
The habitat is the basic unit for developments in life history, population dynamics, landscape ecology and conservation of organisms. It is frequently treated as a particulate, invariant andExpand
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Habitats and Resources: The Need for a Resource-based Definition to Conserve Butterflies
Current definitions of habitat are closely allied to the concept of patch and matrix. This concept is, for instance, central to the prevailing metapopulation models of population dynamics. But,Expand
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Egg spreading in the ant-parasitic butterfly, Maculinea alcon: from individual behaviour to egg distribution pattern
Oviposition site selection can be viewed as an act of parental care; it is a life history trait with significant consequences for offspring development and success. Herbivorous insects may adoptExpand
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Modelling dispersal: an eco-evolutionary framework incorporating emigration, movement, settlement behaviour and the multiple costs involved
1. Understanding the causes and consequences of dispersal remains a central topic in ecology and evolution. However, a mismatch exists between our empirical understanding of the complexity ofExpand
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Abstract Evolutionary studies typically focus on adaptations to particular environmental conditions, thereby often ignoring the role of possible constraints. Here we focus on the case of variation inExpand
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The evolution of movements and behaviour at boundaries in different landscapes: a common arena experiment with butterflies
As landscapes change, mobility patterns of species may alter. Different mechanistic scenarios may, however, lead to particular patterns. Here, we tested conflicting predictions from two hypotheses onExpand
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The effect of wing colour on male behavioural strategies in the speckled wood butterfly
The behaviour of male speckled wood butterflies, Pararge aegeria L. (Satyrinae), was studied in relation to the following phenotypic traits: dorsal wing colour, submarginal wing spots, wing lengthExpand
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Does the presence of ant nests matter for oviposition to a specialized myrmecophilous Maculinea butterfly?
More than 50% of the lycaenid butterflies have an ant–associated lifestyle (myrmecophily) which may vary from coexistence to specific mutualistic or even parasitic interactions. Ant–relatedExpand
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