Ecological and evolutionary processes at expanding range margins

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Thomas, Chris D.; Bodsworth, E.J.; Wilson, Robert J.; Simmons, A.D.; Davies, Zoe G.; Musche, M.; Conradt, L.;
  • Subject: QH75
    mesheuropmc: fungi

Many animals are regarded as relatively sedentary and specialized in marginal parts of their geographical distributions. They are expected to be slow at colonizing new habitats. Despite this, the cool margins of many species' distributions have expanded\ud rapidly in as... View more
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    We thank D. Blakeley, H. Burton, C. Dytham, K. Ericson, P. Ewin, R. Fox, C. Gardener, S. Glencross, A. Goodhand, S. Hanna, I. Hanski, S. Hartley, J. Hill, C. Holloway, P. Hoskin, W. Kunin, R. Leaper, G. Jeffcoate, J. Lennon, J. Mellings, A. Moilanen, C. Parmesan, G. Parris, M. Rosenzweig, D. Sazer, J. Silvertown, M. Singer, D. Taneyhill, J. Thomas, J. Travis, J. Widgery, K. Wilson and I. Wynne for discussions, assistance and/or comments on the manuscript. Maps were produced in DMap. This work was funded by The UK Natural Environment Research Council, EU TMR FRAGLAND and English Nature. We also thank English Nature, the National Trust and other landowners for permission to carry out the research, and the amateur butter¯y and Orthoptera recorders who recorded 10-km distributions.

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