Causes and consequences of animal dispersal strategies: relating individual behaviour to spatial dynamics

@article{Bowler2005CausesAC,
  title={Causes and consequences of animal dispersal strategies: relating individual behaviour to spatial dynamics},
  author={Diana E. Bowler and Tim G. Benton},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={80}
}
Knowledge of the ecological and evolutionary causes of dispersal can be crucial in understanding the behaviour of spatially structured populations, and predicting how species respond to environmental change. Despite the focus of much theoretical research, simplistic assumptions regarding the dispersal process are still made. Dispersal is usually regarded as an unconditional process although in many cases fitness gains of dispersal are dependent on environmental factors and individual state… Expand

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