publication . Article . Conference object . Other literature type . 2015

Affinity for natal environments by dispersers impacts reproduction and explains geographical structure of a highly mobile bird.

Ellen Robertson;
  • Published: 07 Sep 2015
Abstract
Understanding dispersal and habitat selection behaviours is central to many problems in ecology, evolution and conservation. One factor often hypothesized to influence habitat selection by dispersers is the natal environment experienced by juveniles. Nonetheless, evidence for the effect of natal environment on dispersing, wild vertebrates remains limited. Using 18 years of nesting and mark–resight data across an entire North American geographical range of an endangered bird, the snail kite ( Rostrhamus sociabilis ), we tested for natal effects on breeding-site selection by dispersers and its consequences for reproductive success and population structure. Dispers...
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free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Immunology and Microbiology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Environmental Science, General Medicine, Nest, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Ecology, Endangered species, Habitat, Biological dispersal, Evolutionary trap, Ecosystem, Biology, Reproductive success, Research Articles
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publication . Article . Conference object . Other literature type . 2015

Affinity for natal environments by dispersers impacts reproduction and explains geographical structure of a highly mobile bird.

Ellen Robertson;