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Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Jean Clobert, Michel Baguette, Tim G. Benton, and James M. Bullock


Now that so many ecosystems face rapid and major environmental change, the ability of species to respond to these changes by dispersing or moving between different patches of habitat can be crucial to ensuring their survival. Understanding dispersal has become key to understanding how populations may persist. This book provides an overview of the fast expanding field of dispersal ecology, incorporating the very latest research. The causes, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal at the individual, population, species, and community levels are considered. Perspectives and insights are offered ... More

Keywords: ecosystems, environmental change, habitat, survival, dispersal ecology, evolution, behavioural ecology, conservation biology, genetics, species

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608898
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Clobert, editor
Station d'Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, France

Michel Baguette, editor
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France

Tim G. Benton, editor
Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK


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Part I The Multiple Causes of the Dispersal Process

Part II The Genetics of Dispersal

Part III The Association of Dispersal with Other Life-history Traits

Part IV Distribution of Dispersal Distances: Dispersal Kernels

Part V Dispersal and Population Spatial Dynamics

Part VI Dispersal and Climate Change

Part VII Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation


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