On the evolutionary stability of partial migration.

@article{Lundberg2013OnTE,
  title={On the evolutionary stability of partial migration.},
  author={Per Lundberg},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={321},
  pages={36-9}
}
The evolution of partial migration in birds is typically assumed to be the result of an optimization process. The fitness rewards for individuals choosing to migrate are balanced against the rewards of remaining in the breeding area all year around. This balancing is often thought to result in an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) such that an optimal fraction of the population becomes migratory through adaptive evolution. Here I show that this solution can indeed be reached through adaptive… CONTINUE READING

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