What drives long-distance dispersal? A test of theoretical predictions.

@article{Lowe2009WhatDL,
  title={What drives long-distance dispersal? A test of theoretical predictions.},
  author={Winsor H. Lowe},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={
          1456-62
        }
}
Long-distance dispersal (LDD) may contribute disproportionately to species persistence in fragmented landscapes, non-native invasions, and range shifts in response to climate change. However, direct data on LDD are extremely limited, leaving us with little understanding of why it occurs. I used six years of mark-recapture data on the stream salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus to test theoretical predictions of how variation in habitat quality affects LDD. Frequency of LDD was quantified using… CONTINUE READING

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