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Dispersal Ecology and Evolution by Jean Clobert, ISBN-13: 978-0199608904



  • Author(s): Jean Clobert, Michel Baguette, Tim G. Benton, James M. Bullock
  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 5 MB
  • 462 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0199608903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199608904
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Illustrated Edition (November 25, 2012)
  • Language: English



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.

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution provides a timely and wide-ranging 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 from the fields of evolution, behavioural ecology, 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 – both plant and animal.


Front Matter
Part I The Multiple Causes of the Dispersal Process
Chapter 1 Multicausality of dispersal: a review
Erik Matthysen
Chapter 2 The theory of dispersal under multiple influences
Jostein Starrfelt, and Hanna Kokko
Chapter 3 Multi-determinism in natal dispersal: the common lizard as a model system
Jean Clobert, Manuel Massot, and Jean-François Le Galliard
Chapter 4 Dispersal in invertebrates: influences on individual decisions
Tim G. Benton, and Diana E. Bowler
Chapter 5 Integrating context- and stage-dependent effects in studies of frugivorous seed dispersal: an example from south-east Kenya
Valérie Lehouck, Dries Bonte, Toon Spanhove, and Luc Lens
Part II The Genetics of Dispersal
Chapter 6 Quantitative, physiological, and molecular genetics of dispersal/migration
Anthony J. Zera, and Jennifer A. Brisson
Chapter 7 Evolution of genetically integrated dispersal strategies
Renée A. Duckworth
Chapter 8 Dispersal genetics: emerging insights from fruitflies, butterflies, and beyond
Christopher W. Wheat
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 12 Dispersal syndromes in the common lizard: personality traits, information use, and context-dependent dispersal decisions
Julien Cote, and Jean Clobert
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
Chapter 17 Quantifying individual differences in dispersal using net squared displacement
Luca Börger, and John Fryxell
Chapter 18 Temporal variation in dispersal kernels in a metapopulation of the bog fritillary butterfly (Boloria eunomia)
Nicolas Schtickzelle, Camille Turlure, and Michel Baguette
Chapter 19 How random is dispersal? From stochasticity to process in the description of seed movement
Frank M. Schurr
Part V Dispersal and Population Spatial Dynamics
Chapter 20 Linking dispersal to spatial dynamics
Tim G. Benton, and Diana E. Bowler
Chapter 21 Demographic consequences of the selective forces controlling density-dependent dispersal
François Rousset
Chapter 22 Landscape effects on spatial dynamics: the natterjack toad as a case study
Virginie M. Stevens, and Aurélie Coulon
Chapter 23 Dispersal and eco-evolutionary dynamics in the Glanville fritillary butterfly
Ilkka Hanski
Chapter 24 Urban metapopulation dynamics, and evolution of dispersal traits in the weed Crepis sancta
Pierre-Olivier Cheptou, and Antoine Dornier
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
Chapter 27 Influence of temperature on dispersal in two bird species
Henrik Pärn, and Bernt-Erik Sæther
Chapter 28 Dispersal under global change—the case of the Pine processionary moth and other insects
Hans Van Dyck
Chapter 29 Plant dispersal and the velocity of climate change
James M. Bullock
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 33 Dispersal and habitat fragmentation in invertebrates—examples from widespread and localized butterflies
Hans Van Dyck, and Michel Baguette
Chapter 34 Gene flow allows persistence of a perennial forest herb in a dynamic landscape
Olivier Honnay, and Hans Jacquemyn
Chapter 35 Human expansion: research tools, evidence, mechanisms
Francesco d’Errico, William E. Banks, and Jean Clobert
End Matter

Jean Clobert is Research Director at the CNRS and is currently heading the “Station d’Ecologie Exeprimentale du CNRS a Moulis”. He is also director of the Infrastructure ANAEE-S grouping all experimental research stations of the CNRS and INRA in France. Having published more than 250 regular papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, he has been elected in the Academia Europaea in 2011.

Michel Baguette is particularly interested by the role of dispersal in metapopulations and metacommunities. His objective is to seek how individual variability in dispersal moulds metapopulations and metacommunities and drives their dynamics and evolution, and what this means for biological diversity. His current research projects focus on (1) the genomic of dispersal phenotypic variation, and its consequences on metapopulation dynamics using artificial selection and experiments in mesocosms, and (2) the modelling of dispersal in fragmented landscapes.

Tim Benton is a population ecologist with a particular interest in the mechanism by which environmental change impacts on population dynamics by affecting organisms’ life histories. Much of his work has been conducted using a laboratory model organism, coupled with theoretical approaches. However, he has also applied his ideas to understanding biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. In addition to research, he has been head of department and Research Dean. He is currently working across the UK government, coordinating research on food and farming as “Champion” for the UK’s Global Food Security programme.

James Bullock is an applied ecologist. In his work he aims to use a fundamental understanding of the spatial ecology of populations and communities – especially of plants – to inform biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability. He has particular interests in ecosystem services, ecological restoration and climate change. James works at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, which is the UK’s Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems, and atmospheric science.


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