Environmental unpredictability and inbreeding depression select for mixed dispersal syndromes

  title={Environmental unpredictability and inbreeding depression select for mixed dispersal syndromes},
  author={Jorge Hidalgo and Rafael Rubio de Casas and Miguel {\'A}.Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
BackgroundMixed dispersal syndromes have historically been regarded as a bet-hedging mechanism that enhances survivorship in unpredictable environments, ensuring that some propagules stay in the maternal environment while others can potentially colonize new sites. However, this entails paying the costs of both dispersal and non-dispersal. Propagules that disperse are likely to encounter unfavorable conditions, while non-dispersing propagules might form inbred populations of close relatives… 
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