Determinants of Dispersal Distance in Free‐Ranging Juvenile Lizards

  title={Determinants of Dispersal Distance in Free‐Ranging Juvenile Lizards},
  author={Daniel A Warner and Richard Shine},
Dispersal of offspring from their natal site has a critical influence on individual fitness. Although the consequences of dispersal have received much theoretical attention, the determinants of dispersal remain poorly understood for many animals. To address this issue, we marked and released size-manipulated hatchling lizards (Amphibolurus muricatus; Agamidae) over a 3-mo period in the field to evaluate the effects of body size and the time of hatching on dispersal distance. Our mark‐ recapture… CONTINUE READING