Prospecting and dispersal: their eco-evolutionary dynamics and implications for population patterns.

  title={Prospecting and dispersal: their eco-evolutionary dynamics and implications for population patterns.},
  author={Mikel M. Delgado and Kamil A. Bartoń and Dries Bonte and Justin M. J. Travis},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={281 1778},
Dispersal is not a blind process, and evidence is accumulating that individual dispersal strategies are informed in most, if not all, organisms. The acquisition and use of information are traits that may evolve across space and time as a function of the balance between costs and benefits of informed dispersal. If information is available, individuals can potentially use it in making better decisions, thereby increasing their fitness. However, prospecting for and using information probably… CONTINUE READING
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