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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

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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

Chapter 3 Multi-determinism in natal dispersal: the common lizard as a model system

Jean Clobert, Manuel Massot, and Jean-François Le Galliard

Part II The Genetics of Dispersal

Chapter 9 Genetics of plant dispersal

Jocelyn C. Hall, and Kathleen Donohue

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

Chapter 10 Dispersal syndromes

Ophélie Ronce, and Jean Clobert

Chapter 11 Evolution of condition-dependent dispersal

Eva Kisdi, Margarete Utz, and Mats Gyllenberg

Chapter 13 Dispersal syndromes in butterflies and spiders

Dries Bonte, and Marjo Saastamoinen

Chapter 14 Plant dispersal phenotypes: a seed perspective of maternal habitat selection

Rafael Rubio de Casas, Charles G. Willis, and Kathleen Donohue

Part IV Distribution of Dispersal Distances: Dispersal Kernels

Chapter 15 Dispersal kernels: review

Ran Nathan, Etienne Klein, Juan J. Robledo-Arnuncio, and Eloy Revilla

Chapter 16 Evolution and emergence of dispersal kernels—a brief theoretical evaluation

Thomas Hovestadt, Dries Bonte, Calvin Dytham, and Hans Joachim Poethke

Part V Dispersal and Population Spatial Dynamics

Chapter 20 Linking dispersal to spatial dynamics

Tim G. Benton, and Diana E. Bowler

Part VI Dispersal and Climate Change

Chapter 25 Dispersal and range dynamics in changing climates: a review

Jean François Le Galliard, Manuel Massot, and Jean Clobert

Chapter 26 Dispersal and climate change: a review of theory

Justin M. J. Travis, and Calvin Dytham

Part VII Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

Chapter 30 Evolutionary ecology of dispersal in fragmented landscape

Michel Baguette, Delphine Legrand, Hélène Fréville, Hans Van Dyck, and Simon Ducatez

Chapter 31 Modelling the effects of habitat fragmentation

Calvin Dytham, and Justin M. J. Travis

Chapter 32 High connectivity despite high fragmentation: iterated dispersal in a vertebrate metapopulation

Xavier Lambin, Diane Le Bouille, Matthew K Oliver, Chris Sutherland, Edoardo Tedesco, and Alex Douglas


Chapter 35 Human expansion: research tools, evidence, mechanisms

Francesco d'Errico, William E. Banks, and Jean Clobert

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