Why trees migrate so fast: confronting theory with dispersal biology and the paleorecord.

Abstract

Reid's paradox describes the fact that classical models cannot account for the rapid (10(2)-10(3) m yr-1) spread of trees at the end of the Pleistocene. I use field estimates of seed dispersal with an integrodifference equation and simulation models of population growth to show that dispersal data are compatible with rapid spread. Dispersal estimates lay to… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/286162

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@article{Clark1998WhyTM, title={Why trees migrate so fast: confronting theory with dispersal biology and the paleorecord.}, author={James S. Clark}, journal={The American naturalist}, year={1998}, volume={152 2}, pages={204-24} }