Dispersal Biogeography

Ran Nathan*

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Dispersal is a process common to all organisms, and it is highly variable in details among organisms and across space and time. At large spatial or temporal scales, this process has broad implications for biogeography through both long- and short-distance dispersal events. The study of the relationships between dispersal and the geographic distribution of organisms, advanced by various methodological approaches, is critical to our understanding of forces affecting the world's biodiversity.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847195
ISBN (Print)9780123847201
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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  • Biogeography
  • Biological invasions
  • Colonization
  • Diffusion
  • Dispersal
  • Dispersal kernel
  • Gene flow
  • Geographical distribution
  • Global climatic changes
  • Long-distance dispersal
  • Migration
  • Movement ecology
  • Phylogeography
  • Population spread
  • Range expansion


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