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Old 01-03-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Successful dispersal's role in biodiversity

New Theory Could Help Save Biodiversity - insciences

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“That can mean a double whammy for species that aren’t good competitors: less success dispersing offspring into suitable habitat, and fewer habitats that offer some respite from competitively dominant species.”
“On the flip side, though, it also means that restoring degraded patches of habitat may have greater beneficial effects on biodiversity than we previously thought.”
“The bottom line is that, if your aim is to maintain a rich community of species, like on coral reefs or in rainforests, real-world complexities in dispersal need to be considered.”

The paper “Effects of asymmetric dispersal on the coexistence of competing species” by Yacov Salomon, Sean Connolly and Lance Bode appears in the current issue of Ecology Letters online.
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