Dispersal

Paperback | May 1, 2001

EditorJean Clobert, Etienne Danchin, Andre A. Dhondt

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The ability of species to migrate that has interested ecologists for many years. Now that so many species and ecosystems face major environmental change, the ability of species to adapt to these changes by dispersing, migrating, or moving between different patches of habitat can be crucialto ensuring their survivial. This book provides a timely and wide-ranging overview of the study of dispersal and incorporates much of the latest research. The causes, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal at the individual, population, species and community levels are considered. The potentialof new techniques and models for studying dispersal, drawn from molecular biology and demography, is also explored. Perspectives and insights are offered from the fields of evolution, conservation biology and genetics. Throughout the book, theoretical approaches are combined with empirical data,and care has been taken to include examples from as wide a range of species as possible.

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The ability of species to migrate that has interested ecologists for many years. Now that so many species and ecosystems face major environmental change, the ability of species to adapt to these changes by dispersing, migrating, or moving between different patches of habitat can be crucialto ensuring their survivial. This book provid...

Jean Clobert is at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Etienne Danchin is at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.91 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Peter Waser: PrefaceClobert, Wolff, Nichols, Danchin, and Dhondt: IntroductionPART 1 - Measures of Dispersal: Genetic and Demographic Approaches1. Bennetts et al: Methods for estimating dispersal probabilities and related parameters using marked animals2. Rousset: Genetic approaches to the estimation of dispersal rates3. Ross: How to measure dispersal: The genetic approach. The example of fire ants4. Peacock and Ray: Dispersal in Pikas (Ochotona princeps): Combining genetic and demographic approaches to reveal spatial and temporal patterns5. Ferriere and Le Galliard: Mathematics, genetics, and demography: How to combine them?PART 2 - Why disperse? Habitat variability, intraspecific interactions, multi-determinism, and interspecific interactions6. Holt and Barfield: On the relationship between the Ideal Free Distribution and the evolution of dispersal7. Wiens: The landscape context of dispersal8. Lambin, Aars, Piertney: Dispersal, intraspecific competition, kin competition, and kin facilitation: A review of the empirical evidence9. Perrin and Goudet: Inbreeding, kinship, and the evolution of natal dispersal10. O'Riain and Braude: Inbreeding versus outbreeding in captive and wild populations of naked mole-rats11. Gandon and Michalakis: Multiple causes of the evolution of dispersal12. Weisser, McCoy and Boulinier: Parasitism and predation as causes of dispersal12a. Boulinier, McCoy, and Sorci: Dispersal and parasitism12b. Weisser: The effects of predation on dispersalPART 3 - Mechanisms of dispersal. Genetically based dispersal, condition-dependent dispersal, and dispersal cues13. Roff and Fairbairn: The genetic basis of dispersal and migration and its consequences for the evolution of correlated traits14. Ims and Hjermann: Condition-dependent dispersal15. Dufty and Belthoff: Proximate mechanisms of natal dispersal: The role of body condition and hormones16. Stamps: Habitat selection by dispersers: Integrating proximate and ultimate approaches17. Danchin, Heg, and Doligez: Public information and breeding habitat selectionPART 4 - Dispersal from the individual to the ecosystem level: Individuals, populations, species, and communities18. Murren et al: Dispersal, individual phenotype, and phenotypic plasticity19. Whitlock: Dispersal and the genetic properties of metapopulations20. Hanski: Population dynamic consequences of dispersal in local populations and in metapopulations21. Van Baalen and Hochberg: Dispersal in antagonistic interactions22. Mouquet et al: The properties of competitive communities with coupled local and regional dynamicsPART 5 - Perspectives23. Barton: The evolutionary consequences of gene flow and local adaptation: Future approaches24. Ronce et al: Perspectives on the study of dispersal evolution25. MacDonald and Johnson: Dispersal in theory and practice: Consequences for conservation biologyReferencesIndex

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"The ability of species to migrate and disperse is a trait that has interested ecologists for many years. This work provides an overview of the study of dispersal and incorporates much of the latest research in the field. It considers the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal at theindividual, population, species, and community levels, and explores the potential of new techniques and models for studying dispersal, drawn from molecular biology and demography. Theoretical approaches are combined with empirical data, and examples are given from a wide range of species. Clobert isaffiliated with the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie."--SciTech Book News"The ability of species to migrate and disperse is a trait that has interested ecologists for many years. Now that so many species and ecosystems face major environmental threats from habitat fragmentation and global climate change, the ability of species to adapt to these changes by dispersing, migrating, or moving between different patches of habitat can be crucial to ensuring their survival. This book provides a timely and wide-ranging overview of the study of dispersal and incorporates much of the latest research. The causes, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal at the individual, population, species and community levels are considered. ... Perspectives and insights are offered from the fields of evolution, conservation biology and genetics. Throughout the book, theoretical approaches are combined with empirical data, and care has been taken to include examples from as wide arange of species as possible."--Ethology, Ecology, Evolution"ÝA¨nyone interested in the population biology or geneticconsequences of dispersal should have a copy nearby for reference. ... Dispersal covers a lot of ground ..."--Ecology