The relationship between dispersal ability and geographic range size.

@article{Lester2007TheRB,
  title={The relationship between dispersal ability and geographic range size.},
  author={S E Lester and Benjamin I. Ruttenberg and Steven D Gaines and Brian P. Kinlan},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={745-58}
}
There are a variety of proposed evolutionary and ecological explanations for why some species have more extensive geographical ranges than others. One of the most common explanations is variation in species' dispersal ability. However, the purported relationship between dispersal distance and range size has been subjected to few theoretical investigations, and empirical tests reach conflicting conclusions. We attempt to reconcile the equivocal results of previous studies by reviewing and… CONTINUE READING
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