Asymmetric dispersal structures a riverine metapopulation of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera laevis

@article{Terui2014AsymmetricDS,
  title={Asymmetric dispersal structures a riverine metapopulation of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera laevis},
  author={Akira Terui and Yusuke Miyazaki and A. Yoshioka and K. Kaifu and S. Matsuzaki and I. Washitani},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={3004 - 3014}
}
Unidirectional water flow results in the downstream-biased, asymmetric dispersal of many riverine organisms. However, little is known of how asymmetric dispersal influences riverine population structure and dynamics, limiting our ability to properly manage riverine organisms. A metapopulation of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera laevis may be sensitive to river currents because mussels are repeatedly exposed to downstream drift during floods—a parasitic life stage is the only, limited… Expand
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